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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
BMI: A BMI of 18.5 is low, but the measurement has limitations. It is only weight/height (2) so people that are short/tall/chunky/small boned can all skew ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
24 years experience Family Medicine
Ranges: Bmi categories: underweight = <18.5 normal weight = 18.5–24.9 overweight = 25–29.9 obesity = bmi of 30 or greater.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Not average.: Hi. At age 44, a BMI of 20.4 is healthy, but certainly NOT average! Look around you. How many non-obese 44 year olds do you see? Nope, not average.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Optimal bmis for males could be in the teens (17%) while women require more body fat at around 24%, .
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
BMI: Bmi is independent of height. For most people, the best bmi is between 20 and 25. But if you are muscular, this can be off.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Limitations of BMI: The calculation is the same. Men tend to be taller, which to some extent offsets the greater weight due to muscle. The bmi is not the be-all end-al ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
20-24: The target bmi for an adult female is between 20 & 24 (average 22) based ofn cdc & nchs statistics.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Weston
40 years experience Family Medicine
BMI: Bmi is calculated weight to height. Ideal and high risk are standardized for adult ideal is18.5 to 25, 25 to 30 is overweight and 30 plus is conside ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
About 120 lbs: One easy equation for weight is to be 100 lbs for 5 feet and then add about 5 lbs per inch. So for 5'4'' an average weight would be 120 lbs plus or m ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Selinger
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A normal bmi is between 20-25 and anything under 18.5 is dangerously low. You could be causing serious damage to your heart, bones, hormones, and rep ... Read More
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