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.
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