# Body Shape Index

### Body Shape Index

Body Shape Index (BSI) is a metric for assessing the health implications of a given human body height, mass and waist circumference. The inclusion of the latter is believed to make the BSI a better indicator of the health risks from excess weight than the standard Body Mass Index.[1][2]

According to the original article the formula for calculating aBSI is : ABSI = {WC \over {BMI^{2\over 3} \times Height^{1\over 2}}}
Here WC (Waist circumference) and Height are measured in meters.

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## Notes

• Online BSI calculator