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What exactly is bmi?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Weight:height.

The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health.
It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions.

In brief: Weight:height.

The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health.
It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: BMI

Body mass index (bmi) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height.
Bmi provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. (cdc definition).

In brief: BMI

Body mass index (bmi) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height.
Bmi provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. (cdc definition).
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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