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BMI (Body Mass Index)

This is a method used for determining overweight and obesity in adults.

BMI is a calculation that divides a person’s weight in kilograms by height in meters squared (BMI = [kg/m²].

BMI can also be calculated in pounds and inches: BMI=[lbs/in²] X 703.

The general guideline currently recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is that individuals with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight and those individuals with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese.

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