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# What does it mean if your BMI decreases, but your body weight increases?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

## In brief: Height increase

Bmi is a calculation based on height and weight.
If weight is increasing, only way for bmi to decrease is to grow taller.

## In brief: Height increase

Bmi is a calculation based on height and weight.
If weight is increasing, only way for bmi to decrease is to grow taller.
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
or there was a calculation error
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

## In brief: Not possible.

I don't believe that is mathematically possible, as the BMI is directly related to weight, and inversely related to height.
So if height is the same and weight increases, BMI would have to increase. It's math.

## In brief: Not possible.

I don't believe that is mathematically possible, as the BMI is directly related to weight, and inversely related to height.
So if height is the same and weight increases, BMI would have to increase. It's math.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone