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what is the average weight for a 5'4, 14 year old male?

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Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
140: Keep the body mass index less than 25 and greater than 20 for males at your age.
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
100 lbs: The weight of a person depends not only on age, sex and height but also on many factors determining overall health, muscularity, body habitat etc, which are impart controlled by genetic factors. Lot of young males grow rapidly during puberty, starting at 13-14 till 17 yr's.

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