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What is an individuals ideal weight and muscle mass? Can we use this for individual health guidance?

Critics of the BMI and other current methods note that these methods do not take into account a persons body type, muscle mass, sexual features (breasts), and upper limb length. I would use actual physical measurements of our population as well as surveys for sexual features to determine a realistic model of the individual ideal weight and categories of body types here in the US. These models could be advanced with health... more »

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Is there a correlation between different transit mode use and bmi?

Goal: To determine whether transit mode choice and travel time is associated with bmi and health status
Identify 3 neighborhoods with similar avg incomes, but different transport options
Select a random sample of households from each neighborhood.
One adult provides info on transit choice, travel time, destination distance, bmi and health status.
Expected outcome: Among similar income levels, adults who drive less have... more »

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