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  Body Mass Index

Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height to estimate body fat. It is advisable to use Body mass index along waist to hip ratio to get complete picture of your weight status. Body mass index is particularly helpful for identifying children and adults at risk of overweight. But it not gives completely accurate information.

The formula for Body mass index is WEIGHT (KG)/HEIGHT (MT2)

 

BMICategory
Less than 18.5 Underweight
18.5 to 24.9 Normal weight
25 to 30 Over weight
More than 30 Obese


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