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How can you calculate body mass index?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: BMI IS A MEASURE

Of your weight in relation to your height.
Remember that it is an "estimate" of body fat, and a fairly good gauge of your risk for diseases that increase with higher body fat. It is a "screening" tool, not a diagnostic tool.Weight is only one factor related to health risks, so many other factors are taken into consideration.

In brief: BMI IS A MEASURE

Of your weight in relation to your height.
Remember that it is an "estimate" of body fat, and a fairly good gauge of your risk for diseases that increase with higher body fat. It is a "screening" tool, not a diagnostic tool.Weight is only one factor related to health risks, so many other factors are taken into consideration.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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