Looking for a more accurate measure of body fat and lean muscle mass? One of the most common body composition measures, body mass index (BMI), is under criticism, as it does not assess bone density and lean muscle mass. Recent studies have demonstrated that a more accurate measure of body fat is hip circumference. Referred to as the body adiposity index (BAI), this measurement relates hips to height and actually offers a more accurate measure of body fat levels.
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