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Can you lower your body mass index?

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4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

By losing weight, your bmi will go down.

In brief: Yes

By losing weight, your bmi will go down.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Things to ponder

There 2 parts to the Body Mass Index (BMI).
The height and the "mass" or weight that fills up that height. At a given weight, if you grow taller the index goes down. Adults cannot grow taller, so their only option to decrease the index is weight loss.

In brief: Things to ponder

There 2 parts to the Body Mass Index (BMI).
The height and the "mass" or weight that fills up that height. At a given weight, if you grow taller the index goes down. Adults cannot grow taller, so their only option to decrease the index is weight loss.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank