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To which group of people does the body mass index table apply?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Most adults

However, if someone is very muscular, it may classify them as obese when they're actual body fat percentage is low.
It's basically an inexpensive way to quantify obesity without having to do full body fat analysis on everyone. Other measurements such as neck circumference are being studied also.

In brief: Most adults

However, if someone is very muscular, it may classify them as obese when they're actual body fat percentage is low.
It's basically an inexpensive way to quantify obesity without having to do full body fat analysis on everyone. Other measurements such as neck circumference are being studied also.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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2 doctors agree

In brief: All of us.

The body mass index (bmi) is just a number that relates your weight to your height.
Good numbers are 18-25, above that you're too fat, below that you're too skinny.

In brief: All of us.

The body mass index (bmi) is just a number that relates your weight to your height.
Good numbers are 18-25, above that you're too fat, below that you're too skinny.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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