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- abbr. body mass index
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- body mass index
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- n. a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25; obese is a BMI greater than 30
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The 1991 NIH consensus statement criteria for bariatric surgery, which have never been revised, since, are based solely on the BMI if the BMI is above 40, but do take into consideration the presence of obesity-related comorbidities for BMIs between 35 and 40.
"BMI is just an example," the representative said on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject.
Wii Fit Plus tells me that my BMI is in the ideal range, and that I have the body of a 28-year-old.
While we know that obesity increases the risk of dying, we also know that BMI is not a perfect measure of health.
This was despite lack of difference in BMI or other measures of adiposity or body composition.
Body mass index, or BMI, is a measure based on height and weight.
'BMI is not one size fits all' for women and obesity
'BMI is not one size fits all' for women and obesity - USATODAY. com
My BMI is where it's supposed to be and I workout and I eat right -- I mean most of the time.
BMI is also racially biased - I have a friend who is a tiny woman, barely 5 foot tall and rail thin, but BMI says she's "morbidly obese".