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Is a body mass index of 36 extreme or has it become average for overweight usa?

Is a body mass index of 36 extreme or has it become average for overweight usa?

Obese: Bmi is a measure of body fat using height and weight; higher bmis are associated with health risks like hypertension, diabetes, and higher risk of cardiovascular events. Normal bmi is 18.5-24.9, overweight 25-29.9, and obese>30. More americans are overweight, so more bmis>30, but these people still face greater health risks than those with bmi 18.5-40. See http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/. ...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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I have heard about the body mass index which determines if a person has normal weight. What is the formula?

I have heard about the body mass index which determines if a person has normal weight. What is the formula?

Try this.: Just remember bmi is not a good measurement for an athletic person. It does not take into account body fat%, which is a way better formula to determine a "healthy" weight. ** http://www.Aicr.Org/reduce-your-cancer-risk/weight/tools_bmi_calculator.Html?Gclid=ci-sjlbowbccfs9dqgoduteaeg. ...Read more

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Does eating rice daily makes a person fat? The person is 50-year-old woman, is obese and has got thyroid reported in check-up. Food tips?

Does eating rice daily makes a person fat? The person is 50-year-old woman, is obese and has got thyroid reported in check-up. Food tips?

Not really: Eating rice daily doesnt make you fat necessarily. Rice does have a lot of calories and carbohydrates so eating a lot of it could lead to weight gain. Also for patients with diabetes it makes it difficult to control the blood sugars when people eat lots of rice. Bottom line is that everything should be done in moderation. ...Read more

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Can a slightly obese 13 year old girl living in any part of the world have too much belly fat which may look as if she is pregnant?

Can a slightly obese 13 year old girl living in any part of the world have too much belly fat which may look as if she is pregnant?

Yes: In female far distribution tends to prefer belly, buttocks due to our body structure. Start doing exercise you are too young to develop complications related with being over weight. Eat healthy balanced diet. Fat belly is the least concerning thing if you think about other risks associated with being obese. ...Read more

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Is 139 a normal body weight for an 18 year old woman with a height of 5'5" I can't remember what the healthy or normal weight range is ?

Is 139 a normal body weight for an 18 year old woman 
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I can't remember what the healthy or normal weight range is




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Yes: BMI 20 to 25 is normal. You are at 23. Congrats for maintaining a healthy weight! A neat way to self track and calculate BMI is a physician research and developed platform at www.personalmedicineplus.com put in 0008 for your free coupon code. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

It can be...: Without any other symptoms or information, this is likely normal. Body fat distribution (not just total mass) is determined by a very complex interplay between hormones that are very actively changing before, during and after puberty. So as the body changes/matures, the body fat (aka adipose) distribution may also change. If you're worried, though, go see your doctor, they can help. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a person weigh with a high body mass index and still have low body fat according to the digital scale?

Yes: Bmi can be high in professional athletes/body builders who have high amount of muscle mass and less fat but for the average person this is not the case. ...Read more

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What is a normal body mass index for a 6' person?

What is a normal body mass index for a 6' person?

19-25: A normal bmi is anywhere between 18.9-24.9 for any height. 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. A better question is to ask what weight gives a 6' individual a normal bmi. ...Read more

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If my son who is 16.5 yrs old weight 168.5 pounds and is 5ft 3inch tall. Is this considered obses? What is optimum for him? Bmi is 30 and waist 36

Yes : If your son has a bmi of anything above 24-26 and especially > 27 with other health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure then he would be considered clinically obese and therefore at risk healthwise. I would consult your doctor to check labs to rule out thyroid or diabetes. ...Read more

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Is 100 lbs severely underweight for a 26 year old woman who is 5'5" with a VERY small frame? There are no protruding bones or health problems.

Is 100 lbs severely underweight for a 26 year old woman who is 5'5" with a VERY small frame? There are no protruding bones or health problems.

What's in a name?: I doesn't matter what you call it, severely or not severely; 100 pounds for 65 inches is too small. The worry here is that the patient says she has no protruding bones. Since it is impossible for a woman NOT to have protruding bones at 100 lbs and 65 inches, she may have a perception problem. That being said, there are some women who are ok at that height and weight, but they're better at 115 lbs. ...Read more

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M South Indian.Why in most cases an obese man and women or obese girl or boy of same weight and height has different levels of belly fat?Male has more

M South Indian.Why in most cases an obese man and women or obese girl or boy of same weight and height has different levels of belly fat?Male has more

Fat distribution: In general, males tend to carry their excess abdominal fat within their abdominal cavity (intra-abdominal fat) and females within their abdominal wall (subcutaneous fat). This is a generality and does not hold true for all cases. ...Read more

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Can a thumb size girth like 3" (which is much below than average size of 4.5-5") is enough for women ? I have heard girth matters a lot?

Can a thumb size girth like 3" (which is much below than average size of 4.5-5") is enough for women ? I have heard girth matters a lot?

Size: can matter, although, too large can be a problem. Technique and other things such as foreplay can help stimulate and excite women, don't give up! Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is an estradiol level range that is low for any part of the cycle of a healthy young woman? Is less than 20 too low? Mine is never higher than 32

What is an estradiol level range that is low for any part of the cycle of a healthy young woman? Is less than 20 too low? Mine is never higher than 32

Too low: Yes, twenty is quite low for a young woman. Furthermore, your Estradiol level should be well above 32 during most of your cycle. Since there could be many causes of this you would need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist or gynecologist - sometimes both. ...Read more

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What is the average weight for a 22 year old female? Im 5 foot 6 if that matters. I weigh 117, is this underweight or average?

What is the average weight for a 22 year old female? Im 5 foot 6 if that matters. I weigh 117, is this underweight or average?

Ideal Weight: The ideal weight for a 5'6" female is 115-154, so you are right on target. Now this is not average, as the average female in the United States is overweight and above goal. But, basically, you are right where you should be! ...Read more

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What kind of condition does the asian person have if creatinine is .60 normal but GFR is less at 59 for 28 years old?

What kind of condition does the asian person have if creatinine is .60 normal but GFR is less at 59 for 28 years old?

You're fine: Many other pathologists and nephrologists agree with me that the "estimated GFR's" are misleading and subscientific. The fact that there's an adjustment for black people "because black people are more muscular" suggests a misuse of data. Many people are being told they're sick when they're not. Your creatinine is perfectly fine and I would stop worrying unless there's something else concerning. ...Read more

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I'm a 34 year old female and losing an excessive amount of hair. Is it because of a low fat diet?

I'm a 34 year old female and losing an excessive amount of hair.  Is it because of a low fat diet?

Possibly: If you are not eating a balanced diet, you can develop deficiencies of some necessary vitamins and lose hair. I see this very commonly in patients who have weight loss surgery and cannot absorb some vitamins. See your doctor and get checked out. ...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


Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more