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I'm a fit 24 year old and have been 5'6 160lbs since I was 16. Is this too much weight for my height? I've been +/- 5 pounds since then.

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: A bit over

At 5'6" and 160 lbs your bmi is 25.
8, which is a bit over the recommended 24.9 or lower. Your recommended weight range is 115-154 lbs. So by losing 6 lbs you can get down to a bmi of 24.9. It's not necessary to get down to 115. As long as you're eating healthy and exercising, being within the range is good.

In brief: A bit over

At 5'6" and 160 lbs your bmi is 25.
8, which is a bit over the recommended 24.9 or lower. Your recommended weight range is 115-154 lbs. So by losing 6 lbs you can get down to a bmi of 24.9. It's not necessary to get down to 115. As long as you're eating healthy and exercising, being within the range is good.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Muscular men's BMI may falsely suggest they are overweight because muscle is denser that fat. If you work-out & are quite muscular, this may be your situation.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: 66 inches and 160lbs

You do not have a big problem, your bmi is 25.
8.You are slightly over weight and losing 5 lbs will bring you in the healthy range.So good luck and do it.

In brief: 66 inches and 160lbs

You do not have a big problem, your bmi is 25.
8.You are slightly over weight and losing 5 lbs will bring you in the healthy range.So good luck and do it.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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