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What is the normal body mass index of obese people?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: BMI depends on you

On average, when you look at a population, bmi should be less than 25.
Between 25-30 is called overweight, and over 30 is obese. However, some people are different. Muscular and "stocky" people can have a high bmi but have low body fat. For many people, it is better to strive for overall health and fitness and not obsess over a precise bmi.

In brief: BMI depends on you

On average, when you look at a population, bmi should be less than 25.
Between 25-30 is called overweight, and over 30 is obese. However, some people are different. Muscular and "stocky" people can have a high bmi but have low body fat. For many people, it is better to strive for overall health and fitness and not obsess over a precise bmi.
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