# Top 20 Doctor insights on: Body Mass Index Wheel For Children And Teens

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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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## 1 Wheres body mass index chart for children?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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BMI-for-age %iles: Official cdc growth charts are available at www.Cdc.Gov/nchs. 85th to 95th percentile is "at risk for overweight"; >95th percentile is "overweight"; <5th percentile is "underweight.". ...Read more

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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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## 2 What is body mass index for children chart?

A ratio of ht and wt: Bmi helps compensate for the fact that ideal weight depends on height. Pediatricians can provide charts, but there also are on-line calculators: http://kidshealth.Org/parent/growth/growth/bmi_charts.Html like height and weight, ideal bmi varies by gender and age. ...Read more

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## 3 Can you please describe the formula for calculating body mass index (bmi) for children and teenagers?

Formula: Formula is---- weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703 . Calculate bmi by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. ...Read more

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## 4 I'm 21 and way roughly 170 i'm 5'3 an i over weight? What is the ideal weight for my height and age?

Based on BMI: Based on bmi it will be from 104-141 lbs, but you got to keep in mind that within this range it is very individual, so less is not always better. ...Read more

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## 5 Whats average height and weight of children at 6?

Sex assigned: Please see this website. Boys and girls are plotted on different charts: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more

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## 6 Where do I go to find tables with most common average height and weight by age?

Found on internet: Here's a handy site for that... http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm. ...Read more

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## 7 What is the HEALTHY DIET for a BOY AGED 17 ,HEIGHT 5'4" , Mass 50 kg and is in study pressure?

Anxiety: I admire you for wanting to eat eating Healthy Diet. See Physician for Diagnosis; have Diet 2000 - 2500 cal/day with more Protein and 2-3 snacks in between meals; eat slowly, relax; gradually increase caloric intake. Your “Study Pressure” to pass, to excel, and to live up to expectations of parents is causing Anxiety affecting your appetite, eating regularly and eating healthy. See a Therapist. ...Read more

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## 8 Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

It means: that your height is genetically determined and you will reach your genetically determined height if you are well nourished, have no chronic illness that can interfere with nutrition or energy metabolism, and are not under unusual physical or emotional stress. ...Read more

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## 9 What is the ideal body mass index for someone at 80?

19-25: A normal bmi is between 18.9-24.9 the calculation doesn't factor age or gender into equation. Bmi is a calculation utilizing weight and height. Height and weight can vary greatly and still be considered normal. Bmi can only vary between 18.9-24.9 to be considered normal. As we get older, it is somewhat preferable to be on the higher side to offer more protection to the bony structures and organs. ...Read more

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## 10 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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## 11 Would growth hormone treatments be benificial in a adult where most of their muscle mass was eaten by their body because their weight got so low?

Unproven danger: This is something used, poorly, by athletes to improve muscle mass, but it is not approved or indicated for people whose muscle mass is low and we don't know the long-term effects. Better to slowly regain muscle with the aid of a good nutritionist, and a physical trainer. Avoid the hormones - because even if you had them you would still need a nutritionist and trainer. ...Read more

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## 12 I'm am 17 years old with 5'8" height and 48 kg weight. Should i go for some supplements like whey protein and endura mass? Is it safe and healthy?

Ask your doctor : 48 kg. is a bit underweight for someone of your height. I'd talk to your doctor and a clinical nutritionist on what plan might be best for you. Wish I had a better answer - Hope that helps! ...Read more

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## 13 Can bad nutrition(i dont eat very well) and being skinny affects the growth of body or growth of beard? ..21 years old male.

Yes: inadequate nutrition can affect growth. Zinc is especially needed for hair growth. In adequate dietary zinc could lead to poor hair growth. However, at age 20, you probably have grown as much as you will. Malnutrition of nutrients such as Iron, calcium, zinc, can affect your body's ability to function. ...Read more

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## 14 If a boy is 14 and has facial and body hair and is 3 inches under predicted adult height can he grow 3 more inches?

Depends: on Tanner staging and stage of puberty, facial and body hair has several degrees of maturation, also predicted adult height is different for each person, pediatrician would be best to asses that and judge whether he needs further testing or he is following his expected growth curve, I would say he still has some height to achieve ...Read more

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## 15 Can a pediatrics help in gaining weight for age of 21+ patients?

No: Pediatricians care for children. See an adult doctor if you are concerned about your weight. ...Read more

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## 16 Can young teens have to care about the fat content on a cereal box?

Yes: The american academy of pediatrics recommend all kids above 2 year-old be on low fat diet. We encourage kids to avoid high fat, high salt and high sugar food/snacks. ...Read more

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## 17 Most trusted means to lose body fat when training for muscle growth?

Cardio exercise: Doing cardio is a great way to lose weight and body fat. Abdominal exercises will also help with losing belly fat. Strength training can help tone your arms and legs and add muscle mass. The other critical component is to eat a healthy diet. Lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and stay well hydrated. Reduce the amount of bread, rice, pasta, tortillas (carbs). ...Read more

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## 18 My son's height is 152 CM and weight 37 kg and age 16 yrs. What are some ways for him to grow taller and gain more weight?

See Nutritionist: His pediatrician should recommend a good nutritionist for him. A BMI of less than 18 is considered underweight. A nutritionist can assess his needs, evaluate his current diet, and suggest what he can do to add additional calories and nutrients to his diet. His height is primarily decided by his genes, so his height will depend on the parents' height. ...Read more

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## 19 If someone that trains weight lifting and trains natural and his weight is 69kg and his hight is 163cm, is his BMI considered normal ?

Remember: That depending on your degree of muscularity, it's possible that BMI will be a suboptimal measure of your body fat. This is particular true in lean muscular mean. So while your numbers still suggest an elevated BMI, in the range of "overweight" you overall may limited issues body fat wise. ...Read more

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## 20 My age is 17 weight 89 kg. And my height is of 6.3 foot should I start lifting heavy weight or wait for my weight to become more less or its agefactr?

Start now: You're in the normal bmi range (21-25) with a bmi of 24.7. As you get stronger by lifting weights, you'll find that your bmi goes down because you'll burn fat when you work out. The key is not to overeat, and eat healthy foods, while continuing to exercise. ...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

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