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      Body Mass Index - a measure of Obesity  

Body mass Index (BMI) is used to measure Obesity of a person. BMI is calculated by dividing the body weight by the the square of the height of a person, as kg/m2.or lb/ft2
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World health organization (WHO) has established definitions about obesity which are as given under
A BMI less than 18.5 is underweight
A BMI of 18.524.9 is normal weight
A BMI of 25.029.9 is overweight
A BMI of 30.034.9 is class I obesity
A BMI of 35.0-39.9 is class II obesity
A BMI of > 40.0 is class III obesity or severe / morbidly obese

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We can  estimate how many calories should be consumed in order to maintain our weight, by using Harris-Benedict principle for basal metabolic rate (BMR).

 

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Last updated on Wednesday January 22, 2014