A 34-year-old female asked:
what is the ideal weight for a woman who is 5ft 8 inches?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Paul Hartlaub answered
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
About 140 plus/minus: The ideal weight is determined other factors in addition to height and gender, such as muscle mass. A reasonable starting point for a woman is to start with 100 lbs for the first 5 feet, and add 5 lbs for each additional inch, so 100 + (5*8) equals 140. A bmi of 25 would be about 164 pounds and with lots of muscle you might even go higher. Also, down to about 120, or a bmi of 18.5 would be ok.
Answered on Jul 11, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Check your BMI !: Use a BMI calculator to know. SEE: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. BMI Categories: Underweight = <18.5 * Normal weight = 18.5–24.9 * Overweight = 25–29.9 * Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
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