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How many pounds is considered too skinny for a girl who's 5'6"?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Don't be too skinny

Based on the body mass index scale that i referenced in my last healthtap answer, a 5'6" girl should weight more than 120 pounds.
Just as there are profound health risks at the obese end of the spectrum, there are significant health risks to being "too skinny" in a growing teen or a young woman of child-bearing potential.

In brief: Don't be too skinny

Based on the body mass index scale that i referenced in my last healthtap answer, a 5'6" girl should weight more than 120 pounds.
Just as there are profound health risks at the obese end of the spectrum, there are significant health risks to being "too skinny" in a growing teen or a young woman of child-bearing potential.
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