Body mass index - a physics perspective
Magazine article, 2011

Almost two centuries ago Adolphe Quetelet came up with an index to characterize man which is frequently used today to make predictions about health status. We show that this so called body mass index is directly related to the ratio between the physical quantities metabolic rate and heat loss

waist weight height metabolism surface area


Peter Apell

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Olov Wahlsten

Chalmers, Applied Physics

Hanna Gawlitza

Chalmers, Applied Physics


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