The BMI chart refers to the relationship in length and weight. Thus determines how healthy a person is. It is not that the health risk is accomplished by calculating body mass index into view. Single The shape of the body is also an important indicator.

The body shapes of overweight people can be quite different from each other. Many people will be the terms pear shaped and apple-shaped recognize. These are the two most common forms. In humans, where the body weight is mainly concentrated around the abdomen we talk about an apple shape. Concentrates body weight around the lower body we're talking about pear-shaped.

It is now known that the risk of health occurs earlier in people with an apple shaped body. There is also observed that people with an apple-shaped body are more likely to die prematurely.

People with the same BMI can therefore still different health risks.

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