• Join Us!
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Join Us!

  • Get the Fitness Geared Forum App Now!
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer

StraightUpKratom728x90

  • Join Us!
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
  • Join Us!
  • You have 1 new Private Message Attention Guest, if you are not a member of Fitness Geared - Body Building & Fitness Community, you have 1 new private message waiting, to view it you must fill out this form.
  • Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Wtf
  • Dislikes Dislikes:  0
    Results 1 to 4 of 4

    Thread: Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer

    1. #1
      Uncle Ric's Avatar
      Uncle Ric is online now Auction Moderator
      Points: 16,604, Level: 82
      Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 246
      Overall activity: 50.0%
      Achievements:
      Got three FriendsFirst 1000 Experience Points
      is TAKING BIDS
       
      I am:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      Mar 2017
      Posts
      2,761
      Points
      16,604
      Level
      82
      Blog Entries
      12
      Rep Power
      41

      Default Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer



      • Get the Fitness Geared
        Forum App Now!
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer

      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      If you have been searching for the fountain of youth, I have some good news: it's been found! No, it's not hidden in some Florida swamp, it's actually somewhere between the dumbbells and the pull-up bar. Nope, I'm not kidding: The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has published some exciting new research that suggests older adults with more muscle mass are less likely to die prematurely than those with less muscle.3

      These findings add to a growing pile of evidence that overall body composition is a better predictor of all-cause mortality than overall weight or body mass index (BMI).3 So what does this mean for my fellow meatheads? Muscle mass seems to be an important predictor of life expectancy, and maintaining lean muscle mass well beyond middle age can increase your life span!3

      A MASSIVE STUDY
      Total body mass includes both fat and muscle. Each of these tissue types has a different effect on the metabolism, so researchers at UCLA tested the hypothesis that greater muscle mass—and the metabolic stimulus it provides—is associated with a lower mortality rate in older adults.1

      Study subjects were measured using bioelectrical impedance. Because muscle and fat have different water content, electrical currents flow through them at different rates. Bioelectrical impedance is the measure of how much fat or muscle mass a person has based on the speed of those electrical currents.


      "MUSCLE MASS SEEMS TO BE AN IMPORTANT PREDICTOR OF LIFE EXPECTANCY, AND MAINTAINING LEAN MUSCLE MASS WELL BEYOND MIDDLE AGE CAN INCREASE YOUR LIFE SPAN!"
      Based on the results, researchers calculated each subject's muscle mass relative to his or her height. This value is called a muscle mass index, defined as muscle mass divided by height squared. In 1988-1994, 3,659 people—males over 55 and females over 65—were surveyed for their muscle mass index. In 2004, researchers determined how many individuals had died from natural causes and correlated it with their muscle mass index.3

      The results were clear: People with more muscle mass were less likely to die of natural causes. Total mortality was significantly lower in the 25 percent of individuals with the greatest muscle mass index compared to the 25 percent of individuals with the lowest.1

      The findings of this study are significant because they reveal a glaring issue in how the medical community measures health and longevity: BMI.

      THE BMI LIE
      Traditional criteria for obesity and obesity-associated health risks are calculated using the body mass index (BMI). These guidelines are faulty and wildly inaccurate. BMI is calculated from a person's height and weight, defined as mass in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. In no way does BMI calculate a person's body fat directly.2


      Imagine a man who is 5-foot-9 and weighs 260 pounds. At that height and weight, the man would have a BMI greater than 40, placing him in the third and most severe tier of obesity. What the BMI doesn't tell you is that this man could be a professional bodybuilder on stage at the Olympia. He has low body fat and has a lean mass percentage bigger than you or I could even imagine. This BMI error doesn't occur only in professional bodybuilders . Well-muscled people are often given higher BMIs and the subsequent "medical" diagnosis of being overweight or obese.

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health care organizations use BMI to assess individuals because it is inexpensive and easy to calculate,2 not because it is the most effective method to predict true body composition or health risks. Diagnosing a person as obese or overweight should come from the percentage of fat mass and muscle mass a person has. It's a much more accurate and effective way to measure health risk.

      WHAT IT ALL MEANS FOR YOU
      This study demonstrates the importance of muscle mass in overall life expectancy and highlights the necessity to look beyond total body mass when assessing health.1 "In other words, the greater your muscle mass, the lower your risk of death," says Dr. Arun Karlamangla, the study's co-author. "Thus, rather than worrying about weight or body mass index, we should be trying to maximize and maintain muscle mass."3

      Building muscle mass is important in decreasing metabolic health risks.3 Therefore, adding some muscle and increasing your BMI by increasing your overall body weight could actually improve your health and decrease your risk of premature death.


      "BUILDING MUSCLE MASS IS IMPORTANT IN DECREASING METABOLIC HEALTH RISKS."
      Considering the support of these findings, measurements of muscle mass relative to body height should be added to criteria health care professionals use to diagnose and treat patients.3 Dr. Preethi Srikanthan, lead researcher in the study, says, "So many studies on the mortality impact of obesity focus on BMI. Our study indicates that clinicians need to be focusing on ways to improve body composition, rather than on BMI alone."3

      The next time you step on the scale and worry about what the resulting number means to your health, think about the composition of your overall weight. If you don't already know it, get your body fat percentage tested by a qualified trainer and, most importantly, start building more muscle!

      REFERENCES
      American Journal of Medicine, The. Muscle Mass Index As a Predictor of Longevity in Older Adults. Volume 127, Issue 6, Pages 547–553, June 2014
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. About BMI for Adults. 9/13/2011. Web. Acessed 5/29/2014
      Last edited by Uncle Ric; 03-31-2019 at 10:11 PM.

    2. #2
      guns01's Avatar
      guns01 is offline ADMINISTRATOR
      Points: 86,564, Level: 100
      Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
      Overall activity: 99.8%
      Achievements:
      First 1000 Experience PointsGot three Friends
      This user has no status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2012
      Posts
      23,500
      Points
      86,564
      Level
      100
      Rep Power
      464

      Default Re: Default Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer

      it would be nice if they would fix this for our health reports. mine said at 300lb and 11% bf that i was morbidly obese and at high risk for mortality. that is even though my bp was perfect abs were showing and my lipids were only slightly out of range. now in the 240s it says the exact same thing and i am bout 6% now haha
      TGBSupplements REP

      https://www.tgbsupplements.com/

      Use code 'Baby1' for $5 off your order

    3. #3
      Uncle Ric's Avatar
      Uncle Ric is online now Auction Moderator
      Points: 16,604, Level: 82
      Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 246
      Overall activity: 50.0%
      Achievements:
      Got three FriendsFirst 1000 Experience Points
      is TAKING BIDS
       
      I am:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      Mar 2017
      Posts
      2,761
      Points
      16,604
      Level
      82
      Blog Entries
      12
      Rep Power
      41

      Default Re: Default Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer

      I'm not in the 6% range but BMI has me as morbidly obese too. Its a joke, It is proof of how outdated our medical system is.

    4. #4
      dirtwarrior's Avatar
      dirtwarrior is online now Platinum
      Points: 24,266, Level: 94
      Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 84
      Overall activity: 40.0%
      Achievements:
      Got three FriendsFirst 1000 Experience Points
      is red
       
      I am:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2012
      Location
      Kentucky
      Posts
      2,563
      Points
      24,266
      Level
      94
      Rep Power
      106

      Default Re: Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer

      • Get the Fitness Geared
        Forum App Now!
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer

      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      • Muscle Mass Index Vs. BMI: Build Muscle To Live Longer
      I am also morbidly obese according to BMI charts and I am not fat in any way

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    MileHighKratom1
    Join us
    About us
    www.Fitnessgeared.com is a Bodybuilding Fitness health & Training Discussion forum for all levels from beginner to advanced. We offer everything from Nutrition, Supplements, Fat Loss, Weight Training, Dieting, to achieve your goals to get in the shape you want.