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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
Is it true that overweight children are likely to experience puberty later than their underweight peers?
Quite the opposite: Children who are overweight and and or obese are often early bloomers and go through puberty earlier than their normal weight peers. Some of the signals that lead to the start of puberty are tied to body weight, in particular a body weight or amount of body fat that signals the brain that the child is of an age when puberty should start. Some, but not all children who are underweight will have delayed growth and puberty. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do you ask?: Dr. Snead is right about the charts, but why the concern? You're a person, not a number, and if you feel well, there's no benefit in targeting a number instead of aiming for general fitness. Many elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight" while lean, solid football linebackers are "obese". If you're competitive in your favorite sport, and comfort with your body, you're probably fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Being underweight is bad. It increases the risk for osteoporosis. It can interfere with fertility and make pregnancy difficult. More importantly, what is the cause of being underweight? If due to severe calorie restriction, are there vitamin deficiencies? Is it due to illness? A normal bmi is 18-25. Mortality increases outside that range. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither: These are numbers generated by beancounters and mean nothing apart from the actual human being. Despite all the bunk, the most recent studies show "overweight" people healthier and living longer than "normals". Many elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight" while lean, ripped bodybuilders are often "obese". Strive for a life, not a number. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cn I b healthy even if I'm slightly underweight? I havn't been e naturally thin kind of person my whole childhd n was borderline overweight b4.
BMI needs to be >18: Search "calculate my BMI" or copy and past this address into your browser: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm If you have a BMI (body mass index) over 18, and you eat at least 1 gram of complete protein per kilo of body weight (or about 1.5 per pound) every day and fresh vegetables and fruit, and can exercise without feeling bad, then you are probably fine. ...Read more
Weight problem: Health risks of Obesity are •Heart disease •High blood pressure •Stroke •Diabetes •Osteoarthritis •Breathing problems Health Risks of being underweight- more likely to have infections due to effect on immune system. There can be Vitamins, Iron, and Calcium deficiencies. Being overweight is not normal as it may be due to poor coping with stress causing low self image, anxiety, de-pression. ...Read more
15.1: The text that goes with the bmi chart probably defines underweight to be 18.5 or less. The bmi was a population measure that was not intended to be applied to individuals; in real science, waist size correlates much better with cardiac risk. Junor may want to build muscle doing aerobic / resistance training but many track stars are "underweight". If he can do sports, his weight's probably ok. ...Read more
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