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Medicine LibreTexts

6: Body Composition

  • Page ID
    11159
  • By Scott Flynn

    Objectives

    • What is body composition?

    • How does body composition affect a person’s health?

    • What are the health risks and costs associated with overweight and obesity?

    • What is the significance of body fat distribution?

    • What is Body Mass Index (BMI) and why is it important?