BODY MASS INDEX

The most widely used methods to
Gauge obesity is the BODY MASS INDEX(BMI),which is equal
to weight/height²(in kg/m²).

underweight:18.5 kg/m²
Normal weight: 18.5 to 25 kg/m²
overweight: 25 to 30 kg/m²
Obese: over 30 kg/m²

➮ a BMI of 30  is most commonly used as a threshold for obesity in both men and women.
➮ Most but not all large-scale epidemiologic studies suggest that all-cause,metabolic,cancer, and cardiovascular morbidity begin to rise (at a slow rate) When BMI >=25.


                                                                       

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