# Top 10 Doctor insights on: Realistic Modern Body Mass Index

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## 1 What is the importance of body mass index?

Is BMI reliable?: Hi erikka! body mass index (bmi) is only a measure of height & weight. As a result, a very muscular person may have the same BMI as an obese, overfat person - with very different health risks. Bmi also does not give information about dangerous disease-causing visceral belly fat. I prefer bioelectrical impedance analysis - gives a full body composition -fat, muscle, bone, hydration status. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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## Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index is also known as BMI. 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 How do you find your body mass index?

Calculator: You can go to the nhlbi website and use the bmi calculator. You just need your height in inches and weight in pounds. http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/. ...Read more

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## 3 Describe the features of a body mass index problem.?

Too low or too high: The body mass index or bmi is a ratio of height and weight. Normal is from18 to 25. Too low = underweight. 25 to 30 is overweight. Over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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## 4 How to get body mass index to go back down to normal?

BMI: As your height is a fixed amount the only way to control for your bmi is to lower your weight. ...Read more

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## 5 How accurate is the body mass index?

Mathematical: It is a specific formula to calculate the bmi, based on one's own height and weight. Bmi = weight (kg) divided by height (m) squared. ...Read more

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## 6 How is body mass index measured?

Alternatively.......: You can also calculate the BMI by multiplying your weight in pounds x 703 and dividing by your height in inches squared. ...Read more

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## 7 What is the average body mass index (bmi) of women in the us?

Overweight: CDC data from 2007 to 2010 reports that adult men in the U.S., on average, have a BMI of 28.6. Adult women have an average BMI of 28.7. ...Read more

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## 8 Is there a place online where I can find my body mass index?

Yes: There would be several sites. Here is one where you can type in your own measurements: http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/. ...Read more

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## 9 Can you tell me normal body mass index for women?

BMI!: Good approximation for weight, but not as good as body composition analysis. (percentage of body fat!) the numbers are: a bmi of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal. Anything below that is considered underweight, while a bmi from 25 to 29 is considered overweight. A bmi above 30 is considered obese. Government site for calculation is: http://nhlbisupport.Com/bmi diet and exercise to reach ideal wt! ...Read more

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## 10 My body mass index is 32.8, are there any risks on my body or any health problems in the immediate future?

Depends: By those measurements, you are obese. Depending on your bone structure and muscle mass, you are at risk. As far as the immediate future, that would depend on your current state of wellness. Sleep apnea, heart disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and others? Discuss with your pcp and get on a good, safe weight reduction program associated with diet and exercise. You can do it! ...Read more