Bmi. Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

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However, falling into one's ideal weight range for height and build is still not as accurate in determining health risk factors as and actual body fat percentage Obesity and BMI , a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician, and sociologist, devised the basis of the BMI between 1830 and 1850 as he developed what he called "social physics"

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Body Mass Index (BMI) (for Teens)
At the top of the chart you can see your BMI, and at the bottom of the chart you can see which category you fit into — healthy weight, overweight, or obese: Some examples This table shows us that a woman who is 5 ft
How useful is the body mass index (BMI)?
Studies in Britain from 2013 have indicated that females between the ages 12 and 16 had a higher BMI than males of the same age by 1
Overweight: BMI is at or above the 85th percentile but less than the 95th percentile for age, gender, and height Commonly accepted BMI ranges are underweight under 18
It is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems People who are overweight or obese have a greater chance of developing —including colorectal cancer and breast cancer for women past menopause —as well as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol or other lipid disorders, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke

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BMI Calculator (Body Mass Index)
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