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I'm nearly 18 and 5"1, my weight is 53kg , should i diet and what is the ideal weight for my age. thank you?

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Dr. Frederick Friedman answered

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You have it: "ideal weight" is a broad term and no one formula defines it. Although there are flaws with the body mass index, because it doesn't account for muscle mass specifically, most doctors refer to it. Per those calcs, you are "normal weight." the guidelines may be found at the following website: http://nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/bmicalc.Htm.

Answered 4/30/2013

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