BMI: Tom Brady is obese?

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of your body fat percentage. And based on the results, you are labeled normal, overweight or obese.   But BMI can give you some crazy results. Using this measurement, I’m considered obese. And so is NFL superstar Tom Brady. You see, BMI only compares your height against your weight. It doesn’t distinguish between fat and muscle. But here’s the thing… Muscle is much denser than fat. So if you have a lot of muscle, you can have a high BMI but still be lean. There’s a much more reliable test to measure your body’s composition of fat and muscle. It’s called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA). In my clinic, it’s one of the first tests I give to my patients. You probably know the DEXA test as the gold standard for measuring bone density. But new research shows it can also give you a detailed snapshot of your body’s composition of bone, muscle and fat.   In a recent study of 50 women, doctors compared BMI with DEXA results. They found that some women who were told they were overweight based on their BMI actually had normal fat levels on their DEXA.1 And 18.5% of the women with normal BMI actually had a lot of excess fat based on their DEXA. In other words, they were “skinny fat” people. You see, the BMI also can’t measure deadly visceral fat. This type of fat collects in your abdominal cavity. It surrounds your organs and restricts them. Vis...
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