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I am a 16 year old female. I am very active and i want to calculate my BMI but for a highly active teenager. Height: 5.6" weight: 155 age: 16 years ol?

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Dr. John Chiu
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In brief: Fair

Your bmi is 25 kg/m2 and considered slightly overweight.
However it is more important to measure the waist line size which should be much less than 35 inch in a female of your age. Do note that if you are somewhat muscular, the bmi may well be normal.

In brief: Fair

Your bmi is 25 kg/m2 and considered slightly overweight.
However it is more important to measure the waist line size which should be much less than 35 inch in a female of your age. Do note that if you are somewhat muscular, the bmi may well be normal.
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Dr. Peter Baumann
BMI does not take into consideration weight from fat as opposed to weight from muscle.
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