Biological BMI uncovers hidden health risks and is more responsive to lifestyle shifts
Body mass index (BMI) is a clinically useful obesity measure that shows an association with healthspan and lifespan. We developed ‘biological BMI’ scores, calculated from multi-omics data (proteins and metabolites) and clinical laboratory tests from blood. We show that a biological BMI more accurately reflects metabolic health and is more responsive to lifestyle changes than a classically measured BMI.
Institute for Systems Biology
Rappaport, Noa and Watanabe, Kengo, "Biological BMI uncovers hidden health risks and is more responsive to lifestyle shifts" (2023). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 7244.