The body mass index (BMI) is a calculated number, used to compare and analyse the health effects of weight on human bodies of all heights. It was developed by the Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet in the course of working out his system of "social physics", between 1830 and 1850 (and is therefore also known as the Quetelet Index). ...


The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet Index is a statistical measure of the ...
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