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What is normal BMI index ?

What is normal BMI index ?

BMI: In adults 20 years or older, the range is 18.5 to 24.9 for normal weight. ...Read more

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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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How can BMI (body mass index) work?

How can BMI (body mass index) work?

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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How precise is the body mass index (bmi)?

How precise is the body mass index (bmi)?

Download an app: Download an app (pharm calcs) and follow the directions. It is very easy to do. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could BMI (body mass index) work?

Bmi: Bmi is a calculation based on your height and weight. Normal is between 18 and 25, overweight is 25 to 30, obese is 30-40, and morbidly obese is above 40. However, if you are very muscular, your bmi will be higher than normal, even though you are not overweight. ...Read more

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What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

Overweight: CDC data from 2007 to 2010 reports that adult men in the U.S., on average, have a BMI of 28.6. Adult women have an average BMI of 28.7. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce body mass index (bmi) as fast as possible?

What can be done to reduce body mass index (bmi) as fast as possible?

Caution: Exercise and a permanent change to a balanced diet are the safest and most assured way to lose weight and keep it off. Short term changes only lead to temporary weight loss. A firm committment to permanent lifestyle change is always best. Consider working with a personal trainer and/or dietician to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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When body mass index (bmi) is calculated for femails, what is the average?

19-25: A normal BMI is between 19 and 25. Remember, the BMI does not take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) nor lab values (blood sugar, cholesterol) or medical history (high blood pressure). ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage?

I want to know what is the difference between BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage?

Well: Bmi is a calculation based solely upon height and weight. Body composition, if done properly, is a measurement of you body's percentages such as fat, water, bone, etc. ...Read more

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How do you calculate body mass index bmi?

Height and weight: There are any number of bmi calculators available on the internet. ...Read more

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