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what is a healthy weight for a girl that is 5'6"?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on age: Using height and bmi as an indicator, the target weight for a female within the expected age of 14-20 would be: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] & [email protected] 20. Some variation from these targets is expected. The data comes from the national center for health statistics.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Varies: This can vary a bit based upon age and muscle mass. For a 25 to 35 yo a suggested healthy range is 115 to 155 lbs but for a 15 year old girl the range is 102 lbs to 145 lbs. (see: http://goo.Gl/kmn10) . The ideal or healthy body weight is a topic of debate but these are general guidelines.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
About 130: The formula is 100 pounds for 5 ft tall then 5 pounds for every inch above it for woman. so 100 + 6(5) = 130 Then you allow 10% leeway each way for difference is sizes from small to large The range would be 117- 143

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