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BMI/BCI Body Mass Index and Body Composition Analysis

BMI/BCI Body Mass Index and Body Composition Analysis

by Yenny (SU)
Many people are confused by the terms BMI and BCA. BMI stands for ‘body mass index’, while BCA refers to body composition analysis. There is a large degree of overlap, but there are also some key differences between the two. Body mass index, or BMI, for instance, measures your body fat based on your height and current weight. It can be a good baseline to help establish your overall health, but in and of itself, it may not provide enough additional information to help assess health risk factors. A body composition analysis, or BCA, adds more data because it takes into account the percentage of lean muscle and how it is distributed.

Is There a Difference Between Body Mass Index & Body Composition?

Is There a Difference Between Body Mass Index & Body Composition?

by Stephanie Meadows
Body mass index, or BMI, and body composition are ways to determine whether you're at a healthy weight, and, by extension, if you're facing a higher risk of obesity-related illnesses, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease, both types of measurements have their benefits and drawbacks, and how you use them to measure your fitness progress depends on your goals. In other words, there is a difference between BMI and BMA, so here is your go-to-guide.

 

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