This Article is About
bmi
body mass index
body mass index scale
doctors and nurses
measurement tool
global population
ray machine
The New Body Adiposity Index Scale - Replacing Bmi?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

The new Body Adiposity Index scale is a revolutionary measurement tool currently being heavily researched within the Health & Dieting industry.  It basically determines if a person is considered to be overweight or not without requiring them to be weighed on a traditional scale.

So you’re probably thinking “well what about the BMI, or Body Mass Index scale?”  

Well, researchers are finding that this older tool of measuring the ratio of height to weight does not deliver as accurate of results as the new Body Adiposity Index scale does.  This is because the BAI looks at a different ratio:

BAI = the circumference of the hips to height

Doctors say that it is this change in ratio that provides the most accurate of results. And, for the patient, it provides a more comfortable setting and eliminates any potential embarrassment of stepping on a dreaded scale.

The company behind the new Body Adiposity Index scale has used information gathered from varying demographic population test groups. Researchers have conducted their work by using a dual-energy X-ray machine, which is better known as a DEXA scanner. The tests that have been carried out have been showing quite consistent results.  This will allow for the approval process to potentially be much quicker. Once approved, the new Body Adiposity Index scale will be released to both doctors and nurses (and likely nutritionists) who would then conduct the test through the use of a computer or a specialized calculator.

As we’ve heard time and time again, obesity has been on a rapid rise over the years with more than one third of the global population considered obese or “at-risk”. In the U.S. alone there is one hundred and forty seven BILLION dollars per year is spent on fighting the disease.  Many feel that this spending should be redirected toward obesity preventative programs that focus on teaching people how to manage their weight, how to change their eating habits and how to live a well-balanced lifestyle.  Consensus is that obesity needs to become a thing of the past.

The New Body Adiposity Index Scale could become a successful method available for measuring obesity, however, this product is not available on the market yet.  In the meantime it is true that any scale, be it the BAI or BMI will never be the cure to ending the obesity epidemic.  Rather it takes health education and a program that can offer you the right help and support in the most appropriate ways for you.  Long-term successful weight loss is something that absolutely any person can achieve.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
To BMI Or Not to Bmi: Why That Should Not Really Be the Question
The latest numbers on obesity are grim, but not surprising to anyone. It would take denial of epic proportions to not see the looming health crisis that faces the nation if something doesn't happen and happen quickly. But, too many people are too quick to denounce any plan that attempts…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Obesity   Aug 22, 2012  
4
  Likes: 2

Do I Need To Lose Weight?
Are you asking yourself "do I need to lose weight"? Do you feel bloated all the time? Are your clothes getting tight? Do you feel winded when doing the simplest activities? Have you seen a recent picture of yourself and were not happy with the way you looked? If you…
By: Terri, RDH in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Oct 25, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Solid Getting Pregnant Tips
Trying to conceive a baby can be a very difficult time for many couples. It doesn’t help that so many others around them are welcoming their little ones or finding out they are expecting. It’s important to try out the most common getting pregnant tips to help you succeed in…
By: Ken Damon in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Jun 15, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How Long Does it Take to Lose Weight, Really?
It is a very common question to ask… How long does it take to lose weight? To give you a clear answer you should know that generally a person should lose 2 pounds per week. Nothing more than that is safe. Or else, you feel sluggish and unproductive if you…
By: bek in  Health and Fitness   Jun 04, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

5 Easy Tips On How To Make A Kid Lose Weight
Being called a "fatty' in school is no fun. Hearing jokes each day about your weight can be very traumatic for a young child and it is no fun for them later in life when they reflect on their childhood. Approximately 20 percent of kids in the United States are…
By: HealthyHealthTips in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Dec 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Lose Weight Right
Quick Weightloss Blog If you think your going to look like a movie star eating and exercising as they do your mistaken. They forget to mention included with their diet and exercise for weight loss, they have numerous personal training sessions per week and perhaps liposuction. Weight loss in a…
By: sheryn watts in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Dec 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

How to Use Body Adiposity Index Scale
How to use Body Adiposity Index scale from now on will be a question answered many times on various weight loss websites, and, if in the past you were used to using the BMI, now you will not have to consider that anymore. The Health and Dieting industry experts are…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Obesity   Apr 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How Many Calories to Lose Weight
Know Your Calories To start with, what is a calorie? A calorie is how you measure energy supplied to your body through food. No matter what type of food source you are consuming, a calorie is pretty much the same in how it impacts your body. Proteins, carbohydrates, fats and…
By: joe witt in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Mar 04, 2012  
2
  Likes: 3

To BMI Or Not to Bmi: Why That Should Not Really Be the Question
The latest numbers on obesity are grim, but not surprising to anyone. It would take denial of epic proportions to not see the looming health crisis that faces the nation if something doesn't happen and happen quickly. But, too many people are too quick to denounce any plan that attempts…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Obesity   Aug 22, 2012  
4
  Likes: 2

Most Runway Models Fit Criteria for Anorexia, Alarming Trend Has Gone Backwards From Before
Several lingerie companies have come under fire in recent months for their use of overly thin models in their ad campaigns as well as their runway shows. Other print ads have also been called out for excessive and unrealistic photoshopping but according to a new industry report, the trend is…
By: amie nogrady in  Womens Interests  >  Plus Size   Jan 13, 2012  
2
  Likes: 1

Obesity May Play A Role In Falls In Older Adults: Some Contradictory Findings Revealed
Researchers, looking at the correlation between obesity and fall risk in older adults have discovered some very contradictory findings. Christine L. Himes, the lead researcher for the two year study, reveals that while people who were obese were at an increased risk of falling in the first place, it is…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Obesity   Jan 02, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

This Food Increases Fat Burning
Many people become discouraged after a few weeks on a diet because they fail to burn fat. In fact, when they measure their body mass index (BMI) sometimes they find that it may increase contrary to their expectation. This, in many cases, is due to the fact that we fail…
By: Des Forbes in  Health and Fitness  >  Hypertension   Apr 16, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Define Your Ideal Body Weight
The first step in fitness and bodybuilding is to define your current situation and then find appropriate training and nutrition based on that information. Body mass index The body mass index is displaying a ratio of weight and height of the body, but it doesn't take in account the body…
By: Josip Pesut in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Dec 17, 2012  
1
  Likes: 0

How to Use Body Adiposity Index Scale
How to use Body Adiposity Index scale from now on will be a question answered many times on various weight loss websites, and, if in the past you were used to using the BMI, now you will not have to consider that anymore. The Health and Dieting industry experts are…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Obesity   Apr 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Heart Failure
A Mothers Love & Pain I knew she was ill, but not how ill. I knew she was fatigued, not how fatigued. She had a new husband and baby, life was great. I got her phone call, tears and disbelief, I got her phone call and cried. Heart failure. A…
By: Rachel Johnson in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Poetry   Oct 07, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 3407    Report this Article