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If i'm eating over 2, 000 cal a day no exercise and i don't gain over a BMI of 17 should I accept it or force feed to gain more? My labs are perfect.

If i'm eating over 2, 000 cal a day no exercise and i don't gain over a BMI of 17 should I accept it or force feed to gain more? My labs are perfect.

Low body weight: You should definitely have a good physical exam in the absence of underlying cause you should still incorporate a good exercise routine. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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Is there a different BMI calculation for men and woman?

Is there a different BMI calculation for men and woman?

Limitations of BMI: The calculation is the same. Men tend to be taller, which to some extent offsets the greater weight due to muscle. The bmi is not the be-all end-all of body fat measurements. It is a useful index for most people, and in large populations, but individual people can be muscular, stocky, and otherwise have low body fat but still a high bmi. ...Read more

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How do you knwo your frame size to obtain an accurate BMI calculation?

How do you knwo your frame size to obtain an accurate BMI calculation?

Height and Weight: If you have those two measurements you can calculate your bmi - many sources available on the internet. The number alone is not an interpretation in itself. It needs to be taken into consideration with other factors. ...Read more

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Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can determine your body frame with index finger and thumb for ideal weight calculation? Or regardless of the frame, BMI rules?

Is it true that you can determine your body frame with index finger and thumb for ideal weight calculation? Or regardless of the frame, BMI rules?

Bmi : The thumb and index measurement are a rough guide. Bmi should not be taken as an absolute standard it does have to be adjusted slightly for your frame. ...Read more

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What is bmi?

What is bmi?

Body Mass Index: Bmibody mass index bmi is used to find out if a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. ...Read more

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What is BMI?

What is BMI?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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19.2 BMI okay?

Yes: Its a good bmi- but i wouldn't want you to be much thinner than that. ...Read more

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What is my bmi?

What is my bmi?

Body mass index: Body mass index is a calculated number using the following formula: (703 x weight in lbs.) divided by height in inches squared. Ideal bmi is between 18.5 and 25.0. Overweight is a bmi between 25.0-29.9, obese is a bmi of 30.0 or greater. ...Read more

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Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more