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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Why do highly fit, muscular people have bmis that insinuate they are overweight?

Muscle mass: The body mass index (bmi) is simply a calculation based on weight and height. It does not factor in body composition. Muscle is more dense and heavier than the same volume of fat. Therefore someone can have a higher muscle mass accounting for their weight giving her a higher bmi. ...Read more

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I am 29yrs, height: 5'4"(1.63m), weight: 172lbs(78.0kg) and my BMI IS: 29.5 which shows I'm overweight. Pls how much kg do I need to loose. Thanks.

I am 29yrs, height: 5'4"(1.63m), weight: 172lbs(78.0kg) and my BMI IS: 29.5 which shows I'm overweight. Pls how much kg do I need to loose. Thanks.

Overweight: It would be wise for you to see a dietitian to help you control your weight. Won't happen overnight but good care from the dietitian will make you feel and look good! Your family and friends will recognize how well you are doing! ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What's a good body wt for african american female? I'm 68in, 198lbs, slight muscular build (prefer not to be < 190lbs. Don't agree w standrd BMI recs.

What's a good body wt for african american female? I'm 68in, 198lbs, slight muscular build (prefer not to be < 190lbs. Don't agree w standrd BMI recs.

BMI is flawed.: The BMI is a flawed indicator, I'll agree with you there, but it's all we have. That being said, your health is paramount. As long as you're not experiencing any weight-related medical conditions, then you're fine for now. ...Read more

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I have a BMI of 38+ if I go to the doctors for being overweight will they just tell me to eat Less?

I have a BMI of 38+ if I go to the doctors for being overweight will they just tell me to eat Less?

Not just that: The first treatment goals include your motivation to lose weight. Your BMI is dangerously close to morbid obesity, which means your risk of serious medical conditions is high. Diet with exercise will be recommended, but lately recommendations for bariatric surgery might a treatment option for you. There are also pharmacologic treatment options after initial failure of diet and exercise alone ...Read more

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According to my body fat percentage I am perfectly fine, but according to BMI I am a bit overweight. My fat percentage is 26 BMI is 26. Concern?/

According to my body fat percentage I am perfectly fine, but according to BMI I am a bit overweight. My fat percentage is 26 BMI is 26. Concern?/

Weight: As long as you are happy, don't be concerned. We are our own worst critics. You sound very healthy and you should be happy. ...Read more

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My BMI is 27.04. I am 27, 5'6" 167lbs w a 38ddd bust. Supposedly I am overweight. This makes me not want to eat at all. Am i really that overweight?

My BMI is 27.04. I am 27, 5'6" 167lbs w a 38ddd bust. Supposedly I am overweight. This makes me not want to eat at all. Am i really that overweight?

Bmi: Any bmi>25 is concerned overweight. I suggest that you go to a nutritionist to learn how to eat well balanced and not be afraid to eat. If your bust is that large, you may want to consult with your doctor about a breast reduction to decrease problems with neck and back ... ...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


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