The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a now the measurement of choice for many physicians and researchers studying obesity. The Body Mass Index (BMI) uses a mathematical formula that accounts for both a person’s weight and height. Shape-UTM Clinic ensures to take your Body Mass Index (BMI) tests to go further with your obesity treatment.
The BMI measurement, however, poses some of the same problems as the weight-for-height tables. Not everyone agrees on the cutoff points for “healthy” versus “unhealthy” BMI ranges. BMI also does not provide information on a person’s percentage of body fat. However, BMI is a useful general guideline and is a good estimator of body fat for most
adults 19 and 70 years of age. It may not be an accurate measurement of body fat for bodybuilders, certain athletes, and pregnant women.
The BMI equals a person’s weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (BMI = kg/m2).
The World Health Organization uses a classification system using the BMI to define
overweight and obesity.
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