Body Volume Index

The Body Volume Index (BVI) is a new measurement for human obesity that has been proposed as an alternative to the Body Mass Index (BMI).

BMI is based on a measurement of total mass, irrespective of the location of the mass, but BVI looks at the relationship between mass and volume distribution (i.e. where the body mass is located on the body). Recent studies have highlighted the limitations of BMI as an indicator of individual health risk.

Read more about Body Volume Index:  BVI As An Application For Body Shape and Obesity Measurement

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Body Volume Index - BVI As An Application For Body Shape and Obesity Measurement
... The Body Volume Index (BVI) was originally devised in February 2000 as a new modern day measurement for measuring obesity an alternative to the Body Mass Index (BMI ... addition to highly sophisticated volumetric and body composition analysis ... BVI is an application that can be used on a 3D Full Body Scanner to determine individual health risk, whether the scanning hardware uses visible light optical information or otherwise ...
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... that excess abdominal weight, measured by part volume as a percentage of total volume, constitutes a greater health risk ... Recent validation has concluded that total and regional body volume estimates correlate positively and significantly with biomarkers of cardiovascular risk and BVI calculations correlate ...
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... See also Body fat percentage The degree to which a person is overweight is generally described by body mass index (BMI) ... other common ways to measure the amount of adiposity or fat present in an individual's body ... Body mass index The body mass index (BMI) is a measure of a person's weight taking into account their height ...

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