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I'm curious why even with weight loss (-17pounds) my scale BMI doesn't really ever change?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: Need more info
Study findings appearing in the may 2010 issue of "obstetrics and gynecology" suggest that racial- and ethnic-specific bmi cutoff values are needed as current cutoffs fail to identify many whites and hispanics as overweight.
Other diagnostic measures such as waist circumference and blood pressure should be used in combination with bmi to accurately determine health risk. Consult your physician.

In brief: Need more info
Study findings appearing in the may 2010 issue of "obstetrics and gynecology" suggest that racial- and ethnic-specific bmi cutoff values are needed as current cutoffs fail to identify many whites and hispanics as overweight.
Other diagnostic measures such as waist circumference and blood pressure should be used in combination with bmi to accurately determine health risk. Consult your physician.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Should change
The BMI is a factor of your weight and you height, when you loose weight your BMI should change, however you may remain in the same category such as : overweight, obese, or healthy weight, if you dont loose enough weight to go from one category to the next.
The categories are as follow : bmi: 18.5-25 = healthy weight, 25-30= overweight ; 35-40=obese; 40-70= very obese; 18.5-10=underweight.

In brief: Should change
The BMI is a factor of your weight and you height, when you loose weight your BMI should change, however you may remain in the same category such as : overweight, obese, or healthy weight, if you dont loose enough weight to go from one category to the next.
The categories are as follow : bmi: 18.5-25 = healthy weight, 25-30= overweight ; 35-40=obese; 40-70= very obese; 18.5-10=underweight.
Dr. Claude Parola
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