WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU BVI has been touted as a more accurate and potentially life-saving metric than BMI, and this app puts it in the hands of the healthcare community for the very first time. It’s no secret that Body Mass Index is an imperfect measure of an individual’s health — and that’s not terribly surprising, given the fact that the standard was developed nearly 200 ...'s Laura Entis reports on the Body Volume Indicator, includes the possibilities offered by the BVI Pro App and recommendation from the Mayo Clinic.     "Not only does BVI serve as a more granular measurement, but Medina-Inojosa believes it can also be used as a tool to improve motivation and accountability; it’s possible to gain muscle and change one’s overall body ...

Unlike fat parked on the hips and thighs, fat around the middle produces substances that can create serious health risks.

Body shape and size are typically described using measures such as body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, which predict disease risks in adults. However, this approach may underestimate the true variability in childhood body shape and size.

Estimating body fat content has shown to better predict adiposity-related cardiovascular risk than the commonly used body mass index (BMI). The white-light 3D Body Volume Index Scanner (BVI) is a non-invasive device normally used in the clothing industry to asses body shapes and sizes. We assessed the hypothesis that volume obtained by BVI is comparable to the volume obtained by air displacement plethysmography (BodPod) (COSMED Concord, CA, USA) and thus capable of assessing body fat mass using the bicompartmental principles of body composition.

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