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If my son who is 16.5 yrs old weight 168.5 pounds and is 5ft 3inch tall. Is this considered obses? What is optimum for him? Bmi is 30 and waist 36
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Dr. Kevin Considine
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In brief: Yes
If your son has a bmi of anything above 24-26 and especially > 27 with other health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure then he would be considered clinically obese and therefore at risk healthwise.
I would consult your doctor to check labs to rule out thyroid or diabetes.

In brief: Yes
If your son has a bmi of anything above 24-26 and especially > 27 with other health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure then he would be considered clinically obese and therefore at risk healthwise.
I would consult your doctor to check labs to rule out thyroid or diabetes.
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