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What is a healthy body mass index for a 50 year old?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: Under 27

20-25 is normal over 25 is overweight over 30 is obese in my patients over 45, i tell them that should not be more than a little overweight, so i say 27.
I also tell them, though, that optimal is below 25 and that should be the goal.

In brief: Under 27

20-25 is normal over 25 is overweight over 30 is obese in my patients over 45, i tell them that should not be more than a little overweight, so i say 27.
I also tell them, though, that optimal is below 25 and that should be the goal.
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