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what is body mass index?

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Dr. Christopher Abel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
"fatness" indicator: An indicator of body "fatness" calculated from your height and weight. A bmi of 25 and above is considered overweight.

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How is body mass index measured?

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General Practice 9 years experience
Height and weight: Body mass index (bmi) is calculated as weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of the person's height (in meters).
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How accurate is the body mass index?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Mathematical: It is a specific formula to calculate the bmi, based on one's own height and weight. Bmi = weight (kg) divided by height (m) squared.
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Can you lower your body mass index?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: By losing weight, your bmi will go down.
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How do you measure body mass index?

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Online calculator: Bmi is a calculation based on dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared: kg/m2. There are many online calculators that will do this for you by just putting in your height and weight that way you don't have to do the conversions and math.
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How can I calculate body mass index?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Go online: Hi. You can calculate your BMI at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm All you'll need is your height (barefoot) and your naked weight.

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