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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
100-130 pounds: She would be okay to have a weight around 120 pounds. You may use this site to calculate BMI. It would be good to keep the BMI around 20. It should no ... Read More

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
The : The ideal weight gain rate for a teen girl trying to do it healthily is a 1/2 lb to 2lb/ week which is between 2 lbs to 8 lbs a month. What is most i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
110-120 ideally: "normal weight" would be 90-150 lbs. Ideal weight would be 110-120. Ideal is not achievable in many people. It is based on national statistics. No ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Minimal research: Because of a variety of cultural taboos, it is hard to get reliable information on the practice.It appears to be universal, for at least part of the l ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
95-155 lbs: Healthy is 95-155 lbs. Average weight for the girl you describe is 120 lbs. Average is not the same as healthy. There is a range of normal, healthy ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on build: This might be an appropriate weight if the child is tall. One also needs to take into account the childs build.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Healthy weight: At your age you should be seeing a Pediatrician at least once a year. The doctor will record your height and weight and graphs will be drawn to see wh ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depends on height: See the chart on the side for a healthy weight depending on the girls height see her pediatrician if you have concerns that she might be under/over h ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Several Things: More exercise, portion control and better eating habits referring to dietary choices.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Average: For weight loss, eat low fat, low cholesterol foods. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, simple grains and some high protein foods. The trick is to us ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Weight: You weight appears to be normal for your height and age.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
10 years experience in Pediatrics
Height is needed: In pediatrics, normal growth is considered to be a BMI between the 5th and 85th percentile.
A female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Here's a range: Av.Weight 110 lbs -Range 90 to 150 lbs Av Height 63 inches-Range 60-68 inches. One must appreciate that the level of puberty, termed Sexual Maturi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
About 123 lbs: Check this link http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/ideal-weight-children
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Average = 102: A desired range varies from 92-114 which includes 50% of kids that age and height.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It's her call: Ignore "ideal weights"; they are sub-science. The "body mass index" would be 18.5 if she weighs ~125 lb and 25 if she weighs ~175 lb, which supposedly ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
BMI 27.5: bit overweight, ideal BMI is between 20 -25, diet first and exercise are the best tactics, half of your plate would be green salad/vegetables/fruits a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
5 year old: The average 5 year old is 45 inches and 45 pounds.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
17 years experience in Pediatrics
It depends: Most 15 year old girls will do well on ~1400-1700 calories per day. Girls who are very active or have high metabolisms may require many more calories ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Butera
43 years experience in Pediatrics
110 lbs: This would be for average build, not fat, not thin. But a healthy weight could still be between about 100 and 120.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
2000 calories a day: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Balanced diet: Eating a whole grain plant based diet is the most beneficial for most people, animal protein in the form of some beef, chicken, fish is also healthy. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
YES: Her bmi (body mass index) , calculated from her wt and height , is 22.3, close to 75th percentile for 16-y-o girl.

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