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A 37-year-old member asked:

what age to weight to height chart is considered accurate by doctos?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
The BMI chart: Age is only used for pediatric/youg adults, often calculated to age 18 or so. After this point, we only use height and wt to determine healthy vs not-healthy-wt ranges for both men and women. It is a rough estimate and provide you a guide to keep "ideal body wt" for better health. If you have specific concern about your wt/height vs age (we shrink in height with age), consult doc. Good luck.

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A 28-year-old female asked:

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Hello doc, just wanna ask on behalf of my dad. If my dad weight 76kg, height 174cm. Is he in good healthy condition? Fyi, my dad heavysmoker.

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Dr. Michael Depietro
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No: His body mass index would place him in the slightly overweight range, and in and of itself he might otherwise be healthy. The heavy smoking however is a very great health hazard and places him at higher risk for heart disease, cancer, emphysema, stroke, etc. If he a smoker does one thing for their health it would be to quit.

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