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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
BMI and body fat.: Yes highly correlated.

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Different measures: Percentage body fat is just that & direct measurements are hard, requiring weight on land & suspension in a water tank with elaborate calculations. Mo ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerry Friesen
30 years experience Preventive Medicine
BMI & % Body Fat : Your absolute body weight includes lean muscle, body fat and water. Changing your "body composition" is more important than just losing weight. Exerc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Well: Bmi is a calculation based solely upon height and weight. Body composition, if done properly, is a measurement of you body's percentages such as fat, ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Bmi of 19 is normal.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Weight: As long as you are happy, don't be concerned. We are our own worst critics. You sound very healthy and you should be happy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Excellent: Bmi 20-25 goal.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Exercise: Would do specific exercises to tighten your stomach muscles. Stay away from fat burners.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Neither are perfect: Body fat is not well standardized as to "normal". You are right, that muscular people have a high bmi but low body fat. Why do you need either? If ... Read More
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