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What is body mass index for children chart?

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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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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Wheres body mass index chart for children?

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Wheres body mass index chart for children?

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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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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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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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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BMI & ideal weight are quite confusing!I do strength training.I have lots of muscles huge chest n biceps.My BMI is 34.Is bodybuilding bad for health?

BMI & ideal weight are quite confusing!I do strength training.I have lots of muscles huge chest n biceps.My BMI is 34.Is bodybuilding bad for health?

BMI.: Technically speaking, BMI does not take into account body composition, only weight with respect to height. Muscle is more dense than fat, so thinner muscular people can have elevated BMIs. Your best bet would be to interpret your BMI along with a concurrent body fat analysis. If BMI is a bit high and body fat is low, then it's likely fine. Remember, it's just a number. ...Read more

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What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

What is the formula for calculating body mass index and ideal body weight?

BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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Why does it appear that dieticians download patient nutrition info from a standard template that popular on-line sites have? Case-by-case has ended?

Why does it appear that dieticians download patient nutrition info from a standard template that popular on-line sites have? Case-by-case has ended?

Nutrition: In the nutrition world one size does not fit all - so I agree with you. Sadly, it is unlikely that the dietitians who have a fixed "menu", will ever change. How about you doing some online reading and getting a good item out to the folks who need more help. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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What about gh injection for the beginners of bodybuilding? 27years. 60kg. 178cm. My goal is to gain more weight and shape at once. Thanks

What about gh injection for the beginners of bodybuilding? 27years. 60kg. 178cm. My goal is to gain more weight and shape at once. Thanks

Bodybuilding: How about putting in the work and staying natural and dedicated. Don't cheat yourself with short cuts. Muscle hypertrophy takes weeks to months to establish. Body builders are hypertrophy ing mainly type 1 endurance fibers. This means you need medium weight, lots of reps and sets with progressively decreased rest. Do it right or suffer more injures. ...Read more

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

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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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'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?

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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What is a healthy body mass index for a 50 year old?

Under 27: 20-25 is normal over 25 is overweight over 30 is obese in my patients over 45, i tell them that should not be more than a little overweight, so i say 27. I also tell them, though, that optimal is below 25 and that should be the goal. ...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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What's the normal range for /tsh am fasting/ for 17 year old male who weights 60kg in the units miu/l /specific numbers please/?

What's the normal range for /tsh am fasting/ for 17 year old male who weights 60kg in the units   miu/l                    /specific numbers please/?

Normal is: Generally approx. .4 to 4.5, but it varies by lab. At your age, an "appropriate" range would be about 0.4 to 1.5. The upper range of normal is usually found in older individuals who are on their way to developing under active thyroids later in life. If you have questions, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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My friend approached us about body by vi weight loss shakes is it safe for a diabetic?

My friend approached us about body by vi weight loss shakes is it safe for a diabetic?

Safe, but: Worthless. Check w/your doctor for a program of diet restriction, exercise and weight loss. Don't believe everything you hear from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I am 165 cm tall and 61 kg, i am practise body building,what is fit quantity of whey protein for me per day? Nutrition specialist to answer IS NEEDED.

I am 165 cm tall and 61 kg, i am practise body building,what is fit quantity of whey protein for me per day? Nutrition specialist to answer IS NEEDED.

Well U require 50gms: of protein/day for every day life. Then supplements R really driven by how hard U work out, & 4 how long & how many days a week. U should work out every other day with cardio on the other as Ur muscles need time 2 recover & build increase in size & strength. A 2 hour work out, U could supplement 40-60gms/day, on cardio days, minimal 2 non if Ur diet is adequate. ...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