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A 28-year-old female asked:

I'm a 28 year old female and i weigh 94.4 pounds and i'm 5ft tall is this an ok weight for me?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
ManyVariablesDepends: For a crude guide, check https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/body_mass_index. Compared to average us citizen, you are slender ; that tends to correlate with better, not worse health. The low-fat diet fiasco has driven obesity, so avoid copying the us average. Muscle mass, lipoproteins by nmr, average blood glucose by hba1c ≈5.0%, resting sbp <120 mmhg, staying physically active, etc. Are better guides.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Provided original answer
Keep in mind that "Normal", the substitute concept for health promoted by most people & the medical industry, does NOT mean Excellence of Health; only not Severely Abnormal. The medical industry DEFINES normality as average +/- 2 Standard Deviations, i.e. the central 95.8% of a variable, as compared with a small group of individuals (assumed to not be ill) & measured sometime in the past.
Mar 15, 2014
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Normal: Bmi is 18.5. Normal is 18, 5-25.0.

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