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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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What is a healthy body mass index for a 50 year old?

Under 27: 20-25 is normal over 25 is overweight over 30 is obese in my patients over 45, i tell them that should not be more than a little overweight, so i say 27. I also tell them, though, that optimal is below 25 and that should be the goal. ...Read more

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How does having a healthy body mass index affect your emotional and mental health?

How does having a healthy body mass index affect your emotional and mental health?

Well, being in shape: fosters a better self-esteem, but I suspect you have it backwards. Emotional and mental health reflect in physical symptoms; in this case, physical health. All good. ...Read more

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Can you tell me normal body mass index for women?

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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What's the best way for me to calculate body mass index for women?

What's the best way for me to calculate body mass index for women?

Please see below: Body mass index (bmi) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. Bmi is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. Formula: weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703 calculate bmi by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. ...Read more

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

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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Is body mass index an accurate way to evaluate someone's health?

Is body mass index an accurate way to evaluate someone's health?

BMI: alone does not provide a lot of info about the person's health. ...Read more

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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

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Should a woman with a normal body mass index (bmi) before pregnancy should gain 11 to 20 pounds during pregnancy.?

Should a woman with a normal body mass index (bmi) before pregnancy should gain 11 to 20 pounds during pregnancy.?

Weight Gain: the Institutes of Medicine say that a woman with a normal BMI before pregnancy is recommended to gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. Many physicains believe that the weight gain targets are too high, however. It is always best to discuss personal targets with the individual doctor taking care of the patient. ...Read more

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What is body mass index?

What is body mass index?

"fatness" indicator: An indicator of body "fatness" calculated from your height and weight. A bmi of 25 and above is considered overweight. ...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