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Average Adolescent BMI

The average body mass index, or BMI, of adolescents has increased significantly during the past 30 years, according to surveys tak...
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How to Calculate BMI From Weight, Height & Age

Medical professionals use body mass index, or BMI, to gauge the amount of a person's body fat. It’s a simple, inexpensive me...
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Healthy Waist Size & BMI

A burgeoning waist line may be doing more than keeping you out of your tight jeans; it could be shortening your life. Your waist s...
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How Does a Handheld BMI Machine Work?

BMI, or body mass index, is often used as a measure of your fitness. A high BMI can indicate being overweight or even being obese....
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BMI and Menstruation

Factors that often play a role in the regularity and flow of a woman’s menstrual cycle include hormone changes, genetics, se...
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Life Expectancy of Someone With a Normal BMI but Large Waist

Because many diseases that affect quality of life and longevity are linked to obesity or unhealthy body composition, medical profe...
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Is There an Ideal Weight for a 6'2" male?

At 6-foot-2 your ideal weight can fall into a nearly 50-pound ideal range. Even outside of this range your weight may still be hea...
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What Does a BMI of 26 Mean?

Although some people aren't convinced the body mass index is an effective way to analyze the relationship between your weight and ...
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BMI & Respiratory Function

BMI (body mass index) is an easy, inexpensive method of predicting the percentage of your body weight that is due to fat mass. BMI...
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Why Is BMI Important?

BMI, or body mass index, is important because your chances of having a longer and healthier life are better if you have a healthy ...
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