Iowa Radiology Blog

Why BMI Isn't Enough: The Limitations of Body Mass Index

Jul 16, 2024 7:32:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Body mass index (BMI) is widely used to determine whether someone is over or underweight. For many people, it can provide a reasonable indication of this; however, BMI has several limitations. Because it is calculated using no...

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Comparing Methods of Body Composition Analysis

Apr 8, 2024 7:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

An analysis of your body composition can provide valuable information about your health. Various methods of body composition analysis (BCA) assess the content of fat, muscle, and bone in a person’s body. Many modern scales and...

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Demystifying Body Composition: What It Is and Why It Matters

Jan 9, 2024 7:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Healthcare providers often look at patients’ body mass index (BMI) as an indicator of health and potential risks. We’re told that “normal” BMI is between 18.5 and 25, and anything outside this range is classified as underweight,...

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Beginning is the Hardest Part: Tips for Starting Your Weight Loss Journey

Aug 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Habits are hard to change. Actions we repeat over and over become second nature, and we often do them without even thinking. This is helpful when it comes to things like daily hygiene rituals or driving a stick shift, but the...

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Hitting a Plateau with Weight Loss? It Might Be Time to Look at Caloric Balance

Jul 20, 2020 10:30:57 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Are you struggling to lose those final few pounds? Losing weight certainly has its frustrating moments, and the last few pounds to reach your goal can be stubborn. But there is a lot that goes into losing weight and you're not...

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