Body Mass Index

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What is body mass index?

Body Mass Index

Body mass index (BMI) is commonly referred to in discussions of overweight and obesity. Over 25 is considered to be overweight and over 30 obese. But BMI is based on height and weight, so is not appropriate for many athletes and other heavily muscled individuals. A more important determiner of overweight is measurement of body fat.

   

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