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Body Mass Index (BMI) is an approximate measurement of body fat. BMI is calculated using a person’s height and weight.

A BMI between 19 and 25 is considered normal. A BMI between 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight. And a BMI of 30 or higher person is considered obese.

The higher your BMI, the greater your risk for diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and certain cancers.

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Your BMI = About your results
  • Your BMI classifies you as underweight, which means you weigh less than the normal amount for people your height. BMI is an important risk factor to consider when managing your health.
  • Your BMI classifies you as underweight, which means you weigh less than the normal amount for a person your height.
  • Being underweight can increase your risk for losing bone mass (called osteoporosis) or getting infections. Your body may also be missing important vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, potassium, or vitamin A.
  • Congratulations! Your BMI indicates that your weight is normal for someone your height. BMI is an important risk factor to consider when managing your health.
  • Your risk of developing diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes is low. To maintain your healthy weight, check your BMI regularly, eat well and be active.
  • Even though you have a normal BMI, you should see your doctor regularly for check-ups. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about how to maintain your healthy weight
  • Your BMI classifies you as overweight, which means you weigh more than the normal amount for your height. BMI is an important risk factor to consider when managing your health.
  • Your BMI classifies you as overweight, which means you weigh more than the normal amount for your height.
  • Being overweight raises your risk for chronic diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. Adopting a healthier lifestyle will help you reduce your risk for these diseases - and you'll feel better about yourself, too. A healthy lifestyle includes eating well, exercising and getting enough rest. Talk to your doctor about the best way for you to reach a healthy weight. Some health problems can make you gain weight or have trouble losing weight. Your doctor can tell you whether you have any conditions that might affect your weight.
  • Your BMI classifies you as obese, which means you weigh more than the normal amount for your height. BMI is an important risk factor to consider when managing your health.
  • Your BMI classifies you as obese, which means you weigh more than the normal amount for someone your height. Being obese puts you at high risk for chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers. Adopting a healthier lifestyle will help you reduce your risk for these diseases - and you'll feel better about yourself, too. A healthy lifestyle includes eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest.
  • Talk to your doctor about the best way for you to achieve a healthy weight. If you need to lose a lot of weight, your doctor may suggest additional therapy, such as behavior modification, prescription weight-loss medicine, or surgery. Some health problems can cause you to gain weight or have trouble losing weight. Your doctor can tell you if you have any conditions that might affect your weight.
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Body Mass Index (BMI) is a tool used to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI is reasonably accurate, but it is not an exact measurement. However, BMI may underestimate body fat for older people or people who have little muscle mass or overestimate body fat for athletes and people who are very muscular. Talk to your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your weight or about how to gain or lose weight safely.

This tool has been reviewed by doctors and is for general educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice. The information in this tool should not be relied upon to make decisions about your health. Always consult your family doctor with questions about your individual condition(s) and/or circumstances.

Source:
Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Published by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in cooperation with the National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders; 1998.