So, my experience is one data point confirming that ”ABSI had little correlation with height, weight, or BMI.” Though my ABSI is low, I’m not short or light, and my BMI kind of sucks. I’m not trying to rationalize my weight or size — I’d lose weight if I thought it’d save my life — but ABSI really does seem to be a better indicator of mortality risk than BMI. Knowledge is power, so try a calculator (this version shows both measures side-by-side) and see if BMI has been lying to you all along.
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