A Body Shape Index


A Body Shape Index, also known as ABSI is somewhat like the Body Mass Index. But ABSI uses not only your height and weight, but also your age, gender and waist circumference. The last one is, the waist circumference, is known to indicate a health risk factor. Therefor ABSI is complementary to BMI and to other known health risk factors. An ABSI of 1 means you are at moderate health risk. Every 0,1 lower or higher means less or higher health risk.

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