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What is a healthy bmi for women who are overweight?

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics 28 years experience
Around 22-25: The "normal" range for body mass index is 18-25. This does not take into account body composition. When losing weight to reach this range you must exercise and get enough protein to maintain lean muscle mass while losing body fat.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
20 to 25: 20 to 25 is normal BMI Thanks for taking such an active role in your health!

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Last updated Jun 25, 2018

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