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Is it overweight, underweight, or normal for a 12 year old, 5 foot tall female to be around 88 pounds?
Body mass index: BMI or body mass index can be calculated here: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm There is also a BMI calculator. BMI in a 12 year old needs to be adjusted for AGE and therefore in a 12 year old girl this BMI is normal, nearly *average*. ...Read more
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
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
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
I rarely feel hungry I can spend most of the day without eating anything & still not feel hungry , I'm not underweight nor overweight , why is that ?
Maybe, Probably Good: So much of eating behaviors is family, society norms & driven by emotions, not hunger. Maintaining healthier body muscle & fat balance, along with more important lipoprotein particle & low blood sugar concentrations, low normal BP along with many other issues are not mainstream/normal. So if you are way ahead of usual (& the associated problems), Great! Keep it up. Life is about doing what works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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