Body mass indexBMI; Obesity - body mass index; Obesity - BMI; Overweight - body mass index; Overweight - BMI
A good way to decide if your weight is healthy for your height is to figure out your body mass index (BMI). You and your health care provider can use your BMI to estimate how much body fat you have.
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