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Explainer: overweight, obese, BMI – what does it all mean?

Australians are getting fatter and there’s no dispute over how this increasing weight is affecting our health. Different methods of assessing body fat can give different interpretations of just how much excess weight a person is carrying, but all methods point in the same direction when applied over time. The most common measure of body […] … learn more→

Does my BMI look big in this?

At some point – whether it\’s at the doctors, at the gym, or online – all of us have probably encountered the Body Mass Index. Body Mass Index (BMI) is derived from a simple mathematical formula, devised by Belgian scientist Adolphe Quetelet in the 1830s, that divides a person\’s weight in kilograms by their height […] … learn more→