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what is normal body mass index for women

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
BMI!: Good approximation for weight, but not as good as body composition analysis. (percentage of body fat!) the numbers are: a bmi of 18.5 to 24.9 is cons ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
Weight Gain: the Institutes of Medicine say that a woman with a normal BMI before pregnancy is recommended to gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. Many physicains ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Please see below: Body mass index (bmi) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. Bmi is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. F ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
29 years experience Bariatrics
19-25: A normal bmi is anywhere between 18.9-24.9 for any height. Bmi is a calculation utilizing weight and height. Height and weight can vary greatly and st ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
BMI depends on you: On average, when you look at a population, bmi should be less than 25. Between 25-30 is called overweight, and over 30 is obese. However, some peopl ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
36 years experience sports medicine
BMI: As your height is a fixed amount the only way to control for your bmi is to lower your weight.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Eat less..: And exercise more equation is for every 100 calories you eat less than you use , daily for 1 month, you will loss ~ 1 lb per month.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
2011 stats!: Women over 30 in the us: 29.2- overweight. 30 is defined as obese. There has been a consistent upward trend over the last 30 years, which bodes poor ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
18.5–24.9: For average weight.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
Try this.: Just remember bmi is not a good measurement for an athletic person. It does not take into account body fat%, which is a way better formula to determin ... Read More
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