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Broca Index: A Simple Tool to Measure Ideal Body Weight

Mohajan, Devajit and Mohajan, Haradhan (2023): Broca Index: A Simple Tool to Measure Ideal Body Weight. Published in: Innovation in Science and Technology , Vol. 2, No. 2 (29 March 2023): pp. 21-24.

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Proper measure of ideal body weight (IBW) is necessary in medical science. According to physicians, IBW is related to the lowest morbidity and mortality. Broca Index (BI) is a simple and effective tool to measure IBW; and general physicians, nutritionists, and Life Insurance Companies can use it confidently. In this mini review aspects of Broca Index (BI) are discussed for the calculation of ideal body weight (IBW) of health conscious people.

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