BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)
BMI is a general indicator of the composition of the body. With BMI can individuals classify into different classes of nutrition: malnutrition, normal nutrition, prematurity, and obesity. Excessive nutrition increases risks of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and certain types of cancer. BMI is a very rough estimate of nutrition and some individuals with higher muscularity sometimes find themselves in the category of obesity, although they are not.