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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
"fatness" indicator: An indicator of body "fatness" calculated from your height and weight. A bmi of 25 and above is considered overweight.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
9 years experience General Practice
Height and weight: Body mass index (bmi) is calculated as weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of the person's height (in meters).
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Alternatively.......: You can also calculate the BMI by multiplying your weight in pounds x 703 and dividing by your height in inches squared.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: By losing weight, your bmi will go down.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Things to ponder: There 2 parts to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The height and the "mass" or weight that fills up that height. At a given weight, if you grow taller the i ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
29 years experience Bariatrics
Online calculator: Bmi is a calculation based on dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared: kg/m2. There are many online calculators that will ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Mathematical: It is a specific formula to calculate the bmi, based on one's own height and weight. Bmi = weight (kg) divided by height (m) squared.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
BMI calculator: There are many bmi calculator online. Choose one that's easy for you to understand. Here is one: http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: On how tall you are.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Download an app: Download an app (pharm calcs) and follow the directions. It is very easy to do.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Stein
33 years experience Functional Medicine
Is BMI reliable?: Hi erikka! body mass index (bmi) is only a measure of height & weight. As a result, a very muscular person may have the same BMI as an obese, overfat ... Read More
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