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Is 120 lbs. Considered overweight for five foot ten inch 10 year old girl?

Is 120 lbs. Considered overweight for five foot ten inch 10 year old girl?

No: The body mass index (bmi) for 5 ft 10 in height and 120 lb weight is 17.2. This is well in the normal range for a 10 year old female. It would be considered underweight for an adult. ...Read more

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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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Hiya I am 23 male , 5.6 foot tall and my weight is 176 lbs ... I just want to know am i overweight ?

Hiya I am 23 male , 5.6 foot tall and my weight is 176 lbs ... I just want to know am i overweight ?

Your bmi is 28.8: Bmi stands for body mass index. A reading of 20-25 is normal; 25-30 is overweight; and 30 and above is obese. So yes, you are overweight. If you get down to 160 lbs.(easier said than done) your bmi would be 25.8--much better. ...Read more

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Mom had chf, died @ 87. My left foot/ankle stays swollen for past 2 yrs to varying degrees. I'm 52, male, 40 lbs overweight w/hbp. Think I have chf?

Mom had chf, died @ 87. My left foot/ankle stays swollen for past 2 yrs to varying degrees. I'm 52, male, 40 lbs overweight w/hbp. Think I have chf?

No: CHF doesn't cause one foot to swell (it causes both), and it doesn't go on for 2 years without getting better or getting worse. Most importantly, there are many causes of swelling in the feet whereas swelling is only one of many symptoms of chf. ...Read more

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I'm a 24-year-old male who is 5 foot nine and 185 pounds, how overweight am I?

I'm a 24-year-old male who is 5 foot nine and 185 pounds, how overweight am I?

About 25 pounds: You can use this quick calculation to estimate your ideal weight: Men are "allowed"106 pounds for the first 5 feet . Then 6 pounds are "allowed" for every inch above 5 feet. Using this calculation, your ideal weight about 160 pounds. (25 pounds lower than your current weight. ) You can also use your find out your BMI or body mass index calculator. ...Read more

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My daughter is overweight, how can I help her to lose weight. She's 14 years old, 5 feet 2 inches?

My daughter is overweight, how can I help her to lose weight. She's 14 years old, 5 feet 2 inches?

Plant based food: Start her with big breakfast on carbs like oatmeal, waffles, etc, lunch with chicken, fish, and salad and very light dinner. Have her drink water and no soda at all. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 160 lbs. Is this overweight?

I'm a 16 year old girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 160 lbs. Is this overweight?

Overweight: You have a body mass index (bmi) of 31.2 which is classified as obese. A bmi of 25-29 is overweight. 30-39 is obese. Over 40 is morbidly obese. Keep in mind that bmi is not a perfect estimate of obesity. If you have a lot of muscle, your bmi may be falsely elevated, and you may not be obese. Just try to avoid junk food/soda/carbs, and try to exercise (or play a sport). That will help lower your wt. ...Read more

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My friend is a 13 year old girl 5 foot 2 inches and 126 pounds is she overweight?

My friend is  a 13 year old girl 5 foot 2 inches and 126 pounds is she overweight?

A little: 5 ft 2 at age 13 is average. ( 50th percentile for age) Her ideal weight at that height and age is 100lbs according to the growth charts. She is 26 pounds and 26% overweight for her age and height. This is a good time to reinforce good healthy eating habits with plenty of fruits and veggies as well as being active daily. ...Read more

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No period.My weight is 57 kg height is 5 feet 2 inch age is 24.Is this overweight.Did I have pcos.I increase 12kg weight from 9 month.Is it gud or bad?

No period.My weight is 57 kg height is 5 feet 2 inch age is 24.Is this overweight.Did I have pcos.I increase 12kg weight from 9 month.Is it gud or bad?

You decide: The "ideal weight" stuff is sub-science. If you're able to keep up with your athletic peers and like how you look, it's probably all good. I can't diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome at a distance (are your periods okay?), but the mainstay of treatment is aerobic fitness / conditioning. It's in your hands. Good luck. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more