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BMI is an estimate of the body fat & a good measure of risk for the diseases which can occur with the overweight & obesity. For the adults, a healthy weight was defined as appropriate body weight in the relation to the height. This ratio of weight to height is called as body mass index (BMI). People who are overweight (BMI of 2529.9) have too much of body weight for their height. People who are suffering with obese (BMI of 30 or above) always have a high amount of the body fat in relation to persons height. The BMI was an effort to quantify the amount of the tissue mass of the whole body (muscle, fat & bone) of an individual & then categorize which person was underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese depends on that value of BMI.

The higher the BMI, there will be higher risk for heart disease, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, gallstones & certain cancers like: colon, endometrial, breast & gallbladder.

BMI used as screening tool to recognize the potential weight problems in the adults. A person may have high BMI, yet to determine if this sort of excess weight is a health risk, doctor would need for the complete further assessments like:

  • Skin fold thickness measurements
  • Evaluations of the diet
  • Physical activity
  • Family history
  • Other suitable health screenings.

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