Body Roundness Index Is Now A Replacement For BMI; Here's How

A new study has found out that our body roundness can now indicate our health risks. Read more to find out.
Body Roundness Index Is Now A Replacement For BMI

Body Roundness Index Is Now A Replacement For BMI

According to a new research, our body roundness is a good indicator of our weight and health risks. Scientists have now expounded a way to calculate obesity using a system called the Body Roundness Index. It is being deemed as a more accurate measurement than the Body Mass Index. As a part of the study, researchers found that a higher BRI was associated with an increased risk of death. This research also comes forward as another confirmation of the US's growing obesity epidemic.
The authors have concluded that the BRI is a tool that is as easy to perform as BMI. However, it offers a more accurate assessment of body composition and health risks.
The study comprised of health data from nearly 33,000 American adults. The researchers looked at a 20-year period of NHANES data between 1999-2018. The average age of these adults was 46. Also, half of the group was women. It included 68.26% of white individuals, 10.92% of black individuals and 8.53% of Mexican Americans.
Using BRI, the researchers arrived at one outcome: all-cause morality. Meaning, a "U-shaped" curve of mortality risk associated with BRI score. A U-shaped curve shows high risk at either the end of given spectrum, and lower risk in the middle.
For the unversed, the Body Roundness Index is similar to the Body Mass Index but relies on more anthropometric variables. It was first proposed in 2013 and it uses height, weight, waist circumference, and sometimes hip circumference, to derive a result.
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