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Body Mass Index


Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. Being obese increases your risk for serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. See your doctor to learn how to manage your weight.


BMI Chart

BMI Categories:

  • Underweight = <18.5
  • Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
  • Overweight = 25-29.9
  • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

It is important to remember that:

  • You could have a high BMI but be at a weight that is considered healthy if you are muscular or athletic.
  • You could have a normal BMI and have poor nutrition.
  • It is important to talk to your doctor about weight-related health risks.
 
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