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Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number
calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI is a fairly reliable
indicator of the amount of body fat for most people. The index is an
inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight
categories that may lead to health problems. However, to determine if
excess weight is a health risk, a healthcare provider should perform
Source: Centers for Disease Control, cdc.gov.
Notes: While BMI is a reliable method for general healthy weight estimates, it does not account for certain variables. For example, scores are typically overestimated for athletes and others with muscular builds, while scores are typically underestimated for the elderly or people who have lost muscle mass.
These estimates may not be appropriate for pregnant and nursing women or people managing certain health conditions.
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