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Are online BMI calculators accurate or is one website more accurate than others?

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Dr. Randolph Thomas
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In brief: All should be OK

If you enter your correct height and weight into any bmi calculator, the results should be correct.
The exact meaning of a particular bmi might be open to interpretation as someone who is very muscular and has only 4% body fat might have a higher bmi than a couch potato who has love handles. For most of us, the bmi is a good indicator of appropriate weight versus overweight.

In brief: All should be OK

If you enter your correct height and weight into any bmi calculator, the results should be correct.
The exact meaning of a particular bmi might be open to interpretation as someone who is very muscular and has only 4% body fat might have a higher bmi than a couch potato who has love handles. For most of us, the bmi is a good indicator of appropriate weight versus overweight.
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