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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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!

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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


Dr. David Krulak Dr. Krulak
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent Dr. St. Laurent
Bariatrics
25 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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What is a normal body mass index for a 6' person?

What is a normal body mass index for a 6' person?

19-25: A normal bmi is anywhere between 18.9-24.9 for any height. Bmi is a calculation utilizing weight and height. Height and weight can vary greatly and still be considered normal. Bmi can only vary between 18.9-24.9 to be considered normal. A better question is to ask what weight gives a 6' individual a normal bmi.

Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What is the normal body mass index of obese people?

What is the normal body mass index of obese people?

BMI depends on you: On average, when you look at a population, bmi should be less than 25. Between 25-30 is called overweight, and over 30 is obese. However, some people are different. Muscular and "stocky" people can have a high bmi but have low body fat. For many people, it is better to strive for overall health and fitness and not obsess over a precise bmi.

Dr. Robert Meislin Dr. Meislin
Sports Medicine
32 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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How to get body mass index to go back down to normal?

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.

Dr. Stanley Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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How to get the body mass index to drop from 28 to normal?

How to get the body mass index to drop from 28 to normal?

Eat less..: And exercise more equation is for every 100 calories you eat less than you use, daily for 1 month, you will loss ~ 1 lb per month.

Dr. Natalie Hodge Dr. Hodge
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Charles Rocamboli Dr. Rocamboli
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have heard about the body mass index which determines if a person has normal weight. What is the formula?

Try this.: Just remember bmi is not a good measurement for an athletic person. It does not take into account body fat%, which is a way better formula to determine a "healthy" weight. ** http://www. Aicr. Org/reduce-your-cancer-risk/weight/tools_bmi_calculator. Html? Gclid=ci-sjlbowbccfs9dqgoduteaeg.

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. Christopher Abel Dr. Abel
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

Dr. Kenneth Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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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.

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera Dr. LaBarbera
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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How can BMI (body mass index) work?

How can BMI (body mass index) work?

Weight:height.: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions.

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent Dr. St. Laurent
Bariatrics
25 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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How do you measure body mass index?

How do you measure body mass index?

Online calculator: Bmi is a calculation based on dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared: kg/m2. There are many online calculators that will do this for you by just putting in your height and weight that way you don't have to do the conversions and math.

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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How accurate is the body mass index?

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.

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein Dr. Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
26 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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How do you find your body mass index?

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/.

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Dr. David Geffner Dr. Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
50 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How precise is the body mass index (bmi)?

Download an app: Download an app (pharm calcs) and follow the directions. It is very easy to do.

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