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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is a good body mass index at 70?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 55 years experience
Depends: On how tall you are.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to calculate body mass index?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
BMI: Is defined as body mass in kg divided by the square of your height in meters. If you don't want to do the math or need it in pounds/inches, there are thousands of bmi calculators on the internet or as phone apps.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to calculate the BMI or body mass index?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
BMI: Is defined as body mass in kg divided by the square of your height in meters. If you don't want to do the math or need it in pounds/inches, there are thousands of bmi calculators on the internet or as phone apps.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How is body mass index measured?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 10 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).
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the importance of body mass index?

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Dr. Sara Stein
Functional Medicine, Integrative Psychiatry, Obesity Treatment 34 years experience
Is BMI reliable?: Hi erikka! body mass index (bmi) is only a measure of height & weight. As a result, a very muscular person may have the same BMI as an obese, overfat person - with very different health risks. Bmi also does not give information about dangerous disease-causing visceral belly fat. I prefer bioelectrical impedance analysis - gives a full body composition -fat, muscle, bone, hydration status.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How accurate is the body mass index?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 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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