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A 17-year-old male asked:

My bmi is 25.5. i's this considered overweight? i'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: It is slightly over weight. It is not good for a young person to start out adult life as being over-weight. See this site for more info. http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Slightly over: This is just slightly over. Do your best to increase your water and fruit and vegetable intake. And get 30 minutes of exercise. You can kill two birds with one stone with exercise like yoga, since it will also help your anxiety!

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Last updated Oct 18, 2014

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