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what is the ideal weight for a 5 6 woman

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Check BMI to know: Use a BMI calculator to know. SEE: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. BMI Categories: Underweight = <18.5 * ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
110-140: Ty to keep your weight between 110-140 pounds. Better to be at about 120 pounds. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Ideal weight: 133 plus or minus 15 for body build.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Weight: 8 stones is smack dab in the middle with a range between 7 to 9 stones.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Her BMI of 32.1 is : In the " obese" range (>30), giving her an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure & high cholesterol. Gently suggest that she ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
About 140 plus/minus: The ideal weight is determined other factors in addition to height and gender, such as muscle mass. A reasonable starting point for a woman is to star ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Start with BMI: Start by calculating your BMI at the NIH site for example. The current ideal range for BMI is anywhere between 18.5 and 25. If in range, no worries yo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
100 to 120 pounds: Depending on your body type.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
About 120 pounds: 120 pounds would be good. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, leg ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Ideal weight: Body composition is even more important that weight. You could have an ideal weight , but if your body fat percentage is high, that is not healthy. ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
130 to 140 lbs: The real answer to this question, as with most questions, is it depends. It depends on whether or not you have been close to this weight through most ... Read More

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