Washington: Researchers have developed a new metric to measure obesity, called A Body Shape Index, or ABSI, that combines the existing metrics of Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference and shows a better correlation with death rate than either of these individual measures do.The researchers led by Nir Krakauer of City College of New York analyzed data from over 14,000 US adults taken as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
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