## Health dangers due to obesity

*These problems are identified with overweight and obese adults*

Adults with a BMI of greater than 25 (

*overweight*) or whose BMI is greater than 30 (

*obese*) have an augmented risk for several diseases and health conditions, including,:

## BMI Prime

Body Mass Index Prime is method of using the results of the BMI calculations to quickly and easily rank a person into a category. Eg:

- BMI Prime less than 0.74 = Underweight.
- BMI Prime greater than 0.74 and less than 1.00 = Optimal weight.
- BMI Prime greater than 1 = Overweight

Bmi Prime is a variation of the Quetelet index. If you have a Prime of less than 0.74, you are underweight. If your prime is more than 0.74 and less than 1.00, your weight is ideal. If your BMI prime is more than 1 you are defined as being overweight.

## How it's calculated

Use the body mass formula to get your bmi

- BMI = weight(kilograms) / height
^{2} (metres^{2}) (Metric Units) - BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height
^{2} (inches^{2}) (Imperial Units)

## BMI limitations

BMI calcs ignore variation in physical characteristics.

*See wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitations for more details*.