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A 27-year-old female asked:

What is my recommended weight for a 5'3 inch tall woman, asian? is there specific diet for a blood type "o"?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
BMI: The most common and accepted way for calculating your recommended weight is the bmi, or body mass index. Here is a link for you to check out.: http://www.Heartfoundation.Org.Au/healthy-eating/pages/bmi-calculator.Aspx. For a 5'3" height your range would be between 105lb to 143lb. The idea that there is an optimal diet based on your blood type is out there, but there isn't much science to it.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
104-127, yes ; no: The ideal weight for a 5 ft 3 in. Woman is 104-127 lbs (47-58 kg). There is a book called the blood type diet by peter d'adamo nd but I do not believe most of the information in it is valid- see http://www.Earthsave.Org/health/bloodtyp.Htm for a good critique. For a good diet to lose weight ; optimize health see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht also see http://huff.To/19ygs8y ; http://bit.Ly/1btzrp7.
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Your BMI is a better measure of your healthy body than weight. You can monitor this and track it via various health related apps.
Feb 25, 2014

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