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Is a healthy male BMI the same as a female's bmi?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: No

Optimal bmis for males could be in the teens (17%) while women require more body fat at around 24%, .

In brief: No

Optimal bmis for males could be in the teens (17%) while women require more body fat at around 24%, .
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Nope

No a woman’s ideal % body fat is higher than a man’s because women need a higher amount of fat in order to ovulate & because of differences like breasts & sexual organs.

In brief: Nope

No a woman’s ideal % body fat is higher than a man’s because women need a higher amount of fat in order to ovulate & because of differences like breasts & sexual organs.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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