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Are online BMI calculators accurate?

Are online BMI calculators accurate?

Yes, but...: The calculator will give you an accurate bmi, but how well that measures your fitness/health is unclear. I've had finely tuned athletes show up as obese according to bmi. If you're concerned about it just check with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Is there a BMI calculator for metric data?

Many exist.: Yes. Just google bmi calculator. There are many out there. ...Read more

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For what reasons was the BMI calculator even invented?

For studies: In order to study obesity, one has to have a definition of what it means to be obese. You can't simply use weight, as 200 lb might be obese for some people but would be a thin person if their height was 6 ft 8 in. Bmi takes into account height and weight. A bmi over 30 is considered obese. ...Read more

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Are online BMI calculators accurate or is one website more accurate than others?

Are online BMI calculators accurate or is one website more accurate than others?

All should be OK: If you enter your correct height and weight into any bmi calculator, the results should be correct. The exact meaning of a particular bmi might be open to interpretation as someone who is very muscular and has only 4% body fat might have a higher bmi than a couch potato who has love handles. For most of us, the bmi is a good indicator of appropriate weight versus overweight. ...Read more

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How do you figure out your body mass index without a BMI calculator?

And the formula is:: English formula bmi = ( weight in pounds / ( height in inches x height in inches ) ) x 703 metric formula bmi = ( weight in kilograms / ( height in meters x height in meters ) ). ...Read more

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Where can I find a BMI calculator that includes bone?

Where can I find a BMI calculator that includes bone?

Try gov. Org : Bmi calculations and fat density vs muscle mass is helpful in weight management and to help with level of fitness. Try nutrition/ gov. Org. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a BMI calculator tell the difference between muscle and fat?

No: Bmi is simply a calculation based on height and weight. Since muscle weighs more than fat, muscular people will have higher bmis than normal. Body builders typically have bmis in the "obese" category (over 30), but they are not obese and many times have very low body fat. ...Read more

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Im a 26 yr old female standing 5'2" how much should I weigh? All the BMI calculators say something different!

Im a 26 yr old female standing 5'2" how much should I weigh? All the BMI calculators say something different!

Weight recommends: Are general. Around a 100 pounds if really petite. 110 pounds is spot on. Up to 121 is within range. However if you are muscular or have large bone structure you could weight more ; be just fine. ...Read more

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I've used BMI calculators online, which say my 10 yr.old has a healthy weight. She is a 10 yr.old girl 4 ft.11in.101lbs. Is she at a healthy weight?

I've used BMI calculators online, which say my 10 yr.old has a healthy weight. She is a 10 yr.old girl 4 ft.11in.101lbs. Is she at a healthy weight?

Yes: she is tall for her age but weighs a good amount for her height. this is true if she is 120 months old (just turned 10). at 10 yrs, 59 inches is 95th percentile for height and 101 pounds is 92nd percentile for weight. according to World Health Organization growth curves. she is well proportioned. ...Read more

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What could an isolated systolic high blood pressure 155max mean in a young adult healthy high hdl low ldl level no family history nor heart condition, rhr 48-50 no symp, bmi of 22, low salt intake. Only a nodule on lung but harmless ?

What could an isolated systolic high blood pressure 155max mean in a young adult healthy high hdl low ldl level no family history nor heart condition, rhr 48-50 no symp, bmi of 22, low salt intake. Only a nodule on lung but harmless ?

Isolated finding: Maybe measured with too small a cuff. All the other data you mentioned looked OK. Stop obsessing over single numbers! One has to look at findings in a context. You can make a virtual appt and we can discuss in more detail if you want to. ...Read more

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Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Where can I find a body mass index calculator for kids?

Any BMI calculator: Bmi is only dependent on height and weight. Unfortunately age and gender don't factor into the calculation, thus one of the limitation of the calculation. Many elite body builders would be considered overweight or obese, as an example. As a result of low body fat. Use the calculation as an initial guide and work with your pcp or a dietitian to further evaluate the child's condition. ...Read more

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What is a healthy BMI for an adult female that is 5'6"?

What is a healthy BMI for an adult female that is 5'6"?

20-24: The target bmi for an adult female is between 20 & 24 (average 22) based ofn cdc & nchs statistics. ...Read more

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I'm 24. And i look too young for my age:-( . I weigh just 45 and my BMI is very low. Can anyone tell me how can I put on some weight.

If healthy, protein: If you are feeling well, and ideally have been evaluated by a physician recently to be sure you do not have a metabolic condition (such as thyroid disease or diabetes) and are not taking stimulant medications, then adding a protein supplement to your regular diet--without reducing your usual intake--can help. This can be as a snack bar, meal-replacement bar, or powder you add to drinks. ...Read more

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Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more

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I am 24 and my BMI is 16.3. What should I do? When i was younger i was very chubby and not skinny. My friends think I am anorexic. Any advice for me?

I am 24 and my BMI is 16.3. What should I do? When i was younger i was very chubby and not skinny. My friends think I am anorexic. Any advice for me?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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3 yr well child check up. 30.6lbs 38 1/4 inches. Bmi 14.7. Birth size 6lbs 12 oz. 21 inches. He is smaller than kids younger than him. Is that normal?

Normal range: From your listed points, the child was at the 21% for weight at birth and 36% at 3y. His length was at the 90% (hard to get good measures then) at birth & is 72% at 3 years. These are well within the normal range for growth in kids. He is a bit leaner & taller than his age equivalent peers. ...Read more

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BMI 32, glucose intolerant, had baby 18 mo ago, all labs and enzymes nml-- am I to young for fatty liver? u/S says mild enlarged liver 17cm.

BMI 32: 1: You need to go on diet and also increase your exercise. 2: No adult is too young for fatty liver. You must discuss this carefully with a liver specialist. Your primary doctor can refer you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a BMI of 18.4 good?

Can you tell me is a BMI of 18.4 good?

Underweight: Check out http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm which states body mass index less than 18.5 is underweight with normal 18.5-24.9, overweight 25-29.9 and obese being 30 or greater. With that said, body composition is just as, if not more, important than body weight. So if you're lean, that's better than being out of shape. Still, best to see family doc for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a normal BMI mean you are not fat?

No: It's just a calculation of height and weight. It doesn't say anything about how your weight is constituted or distributed. ...Read more

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Need BMI or height to weight chart for men?

Need BMI or height to weight chart for men?

BMI chart for men: Take a look at the attached chart. ...Read more

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I’m thin but big-boned. Does that affect my bmi?

Yes it can: Depending on your build it can affect your weight and thus your bmi. ...Read more

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How do I get my BMI from 25.4 to around 22 (as a guy)?

The only: Way to lower bmi is to lose weight through diet and exercise. To know how much you need to lose would require knowing your height and weight. You can plug the numbers into a bmi calculator on the net or your phone and see for yourself. ...Read more

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What weight & BMI should I be at 5'9 & 28 year old female?

BMI: Bmi is calculated weight to height. Ideal and high risk are standardized for adult ideal is18.5 to 25, 25 to 30 is overweight and 30 plus is considered obese. These are not generally age dependent. Another way to determine ideal weight for a female is 100 pounds for 5 foot and 5 pounds per inch for every inch over 5 foot. There are allowances for large and small bone. Hope this helped. ...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