## Health dangers due to obesity

*These consequences are related to overweight and obese adults*

Adults whose BMI is greater than 25 (

*overweight*) or whose Body Mass Index is greater than 30 (

*obese*) have a heightened risk for divers diseases and health conditions, including,:

## BMI History

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 < 0.74 = Underweight.
- BMI Prime > 0.74 and < 1.00 = Optimal weight
- BMI Prime > 1 = Overweight

Bmi Prime is a variation of the Quetelet index. Put simply, 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.

## The formula

Measure your BMI with the formula below

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

## BMI limitations

BMI categories are generally regarded as a satisfactory tool for measuring whether sedentary individuals are underweight, overweight or obese with various exceptions, such as: athletes, children, the elderly, and the infirm.

*See wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitations. * * *