Home > Diet and nutrition > News 04 March 2011 New obesity scale better than BMI Researchers have developed a new way to measure obesity without having people step on the scale and it is meant to offer a more flexible alternative to BMI, researchers claim. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Researchers have developed a new way to measure obesity, without having people step on the scale. Limitations of BMI measurements include its inability to be generalised across different ethnic groups or used with athletes. NEXT ON HEALTH24X 7 healthy swaps for everyday foods and drinks 2020-01-15 14:15 More: Diet and nutritionNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical FDA approves 'prescription video game' for kids with ADHD Medical A new strain of swine flu has raised pandemic concerns - we spoke to an expert News Bacteria differ from your cellphones to your shoes Medical Asthma, allergies, Covid-19 and your child: here’s what you need to know Medical Covid-19: How high-flow nasal oxygen is saving lives and sparing some patients the trauma of intubation Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.