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How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

Yes: Bmi for teens and children is differnt for that of adults. Teens and children's bmis are gender and age specific. For more information, check out www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.Html the site has bmi charts and bmi calculator for children and teens. ...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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Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

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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Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Which BMI standard for teens is considered under weight?

Pediatrician: Every child/teen is different- it really depends on where the growth curve has been. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the withings scale during pregnancy? Measures BMI throught infared (i think) http://www.Withings.Com/en/bodyscale

Is it safe to use the withings scale during pregnancy? Measures BMI throught infared (i think) http://www.Withings.Com/en/bodyscale

Yes: All the scales i know of that measure body fat do so by a priciple of electrical impedance. You usually have your feet on a "pad" that is metallic and a very small electrical current is sent from one pad to the other. Since electricity travels at different speeds through water, fat, bone and muscle it can calculate what percentage is fat. Totally harmless (except for the result!). ...Read more

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How can BMI be different to height/weight chart?

H/W chart: Says what you should weigh for a given height. Bmi is a calculation that takes your sex, height and weight and calculates a number that you compare with ranges of normal vs obesity. ...Read more

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Bmi machines do they work?

Please clarify: Hi. Please clarify what you mean by "BMI machine". BMI (body mass index) is a simple calculation based on your height and weight. You don't need a machine to get your BMI...just go online and use the BMI calculator on any of the sites. Good luck! ...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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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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Why do children with a higher BMI tend to enter puberty early?

Why do children with a higher BMI tend to enter puberty early?

BMI and puberty: Although the true cause remains unknown, many theorize that there is a link to the connection between fat content and sex steroid (estrogen and testosterone) synthesis. For example, the enzyme aromatase is strongly expressed on advocates (fat cells). ...Read more

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How often should I use the gym if I am trying to maintain a low bmi?

How often should I use the gym if I am trying to maintain a low bmi?

Nutrition and: Exercise. Exercise alone is usually not the answer to controlling body fat. You can maintain low body fat by just caloric restriction and conversely undo part of the beneficial effects of exercise by over-eating. ...Read more

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How much the BMI of 25-27 of my gf can affect the effectiveness of Belara? Should we use any backup method?

How much the BMI of 25-27 of my gf can affect the effectiveness of Belara? Should we use any backup method?

No need: If taken correctly and as directed, it should do the job. No need for backup as long as you didn't missed any dose. Bmi 25-27 is not that bad... ...Read more

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I am well within BMI but my body fat percentage is higher than i would like. I am slim 54 yr old female. Work out at curves 3 times a week.

BMI & % Body Fat : Your absolute body weight includes lean muscle, body fat and water. Changing your "body composition" is more important than just losing weight. Exercising three times a week will maintain your current body composition, but is not sufficient to change it. Strength training in a progressive manner 4-5 times per week, will increase lean muscle mass and decrease your percent body fat! ...Read more

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Can you tell me in my late 20's. my BMI is 16.8. I'm rather short and weigh just 90 pounds. the scale says 92-ish rightt know what to do. will I die?

Can you tell me in my late 20's. my BMI is 16.8. I'm rather short and weigh just 90 pounds. the scale says 92-ish rightt know what to do. will I die?

Breaking news: Hi. Yes, you will die...EVERYONE will die. One of the definitions of life is the phenomenon of death. Therefore, live life to the fullest each & every day, leave the world a better place than you found it, and love along the way. But, yes, you will die. ...Read more

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What is my BMI if I am 5ft 0in.'s and i weigh 140lbs on the dr's scale . I had a baby 3 months ago as well?

What is my BMI  if I am 5ft 0in.'s and i weigh 140lbs on the dr's scale . I had a baby 3 months ago as well?

BMI = 27.3: The bmi is calculated using the body mass divided by the height. The suggested ideal bmi for a female over 20 is 21.5 while a 27.3 would be considered in the overweight category.This would be expected so soon after delivering a baby. ...Read more

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How are BMI and body composition different?

Let me explain: Body mass index or bmi is the measure of one's body fat based on only your height and weight and more commonly used to to access health risks associated with increased body mass. Your body composition is calculated from the percentage of body fat, muscles, bones, water , and tissues in your body and provides and more detailed estimate of your conditioning. ...Read more

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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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I want to be thin again. Should I use lbs or BMI to gauge success on diet?

I want to be thin again. Should I use lbs or BMI to gauge success on diet?

BMI: Bmi is indicator of basal metabolic index & it is derived by dividing pounds over square root of inches (how tall you are), then multiplying the result by 703. It gauges your health as you lose the pounds. ...Read more

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What should I eat to gain healthy weight ? My BMI is 20 and i work out regularly .

What should I eat to gain healthy weight ? My BMI is 20 and i work out regularly .

Meat and vegetables : Many people would love your problem... Pay attention to your protein sources and make sure 80% of your protein comes from real foods. ...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