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The Best Body Mass Index (BMI) for Older Adults

Why the standard BMI Tool does not work for older adults.

  • As stated in the Tufts Newsletter (2017, September 17), losing weight is the wrong goal for older adults. The focus should be on losing fat and gaining muscle.

  • Adults 65 and older do better with a higher BMI and have a lower risk of mortality. Read more on this topic by clicking below!

BMI & Aging
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