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Posted on 03-25-2013

BMI

Good Morning!

The most frequently used measurement for body fat is the body mass index (BMI). BMI is figured by dividing a person's weight (in kilograms) by his or her height in meters squared. Obesity is a BMI of 30 or higher, while an ideal BMI is 18.5-24.9. The higher the BMI, the greater the risk for diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.  This was reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology in November 2012.  There are certainly better indicators of risk of these diseases but BMI is a quick one.  You may also look at our website for some of my past classes...particularly on butt/gut ratio!  Much more predictive on your risk according to the science!

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