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Is a being within the 'healthy' BMI range a good long term goal for weight loss?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Healthy bmi prevent various disease process in addition to weight loss.

In brief: Yes
Healthy bmi prevent various disease process in addition to weight loss.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Aiming to be in the "healthy" BMI (body mass index) zone is a good long term goal for weight loss.
However, some persons have mainly tummy fat. For those people, being in the "healthy" BMI range may still not be good enough, because excess tummy fat may be a part of "metabolic syndrome". Metabolic syndrome can lead to diabetes, so patients may require additional weight loss to become healthy.

In brief: Yes
Aiming to be in the "healthy" BMI (body mass index) zone is a good long term goal for weight loss.
However, some persons have mainly tummy fat. For those people, being in the "healthy" BMI range may still not be good enough, because excess tummy fat may be a part of "metabolic syndrome". Metabolic syndrome can lead to diabetes, so patients may require additional weight loss to become healthy.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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