Body Mass Index Calculator
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a method of measuring body fat based on height and weight used for both men and women. BMI is not perfect but it is reliable and is one of three components in assessing health risks used by the National Heart Blood Institute.
BMI in conjunction with waist size provides an overall view of health and risks of diseases such as:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- High cholesterol
- type2 diabetes
Although your BMI can fall inside the normal weight range this does not necessarily mean your not at risk for diseases listed above. As mentioned earlier, waist size also plays a role in determining overall health. So if you carry a significant amount of weight around your waist, it is recommended to visit a doctor for further evaluation.
This tool is not intended to replace the guidance of a health care professional. This tool is intended for adults 18 years of age and older.
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