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weight: 107.5 Kilograms (Kilos kg) with height: 167 Centimeters (Centimetres cm)

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Risks of being overweight

These risks are linked with overweight and obese adults

Adults whose BMI is greater than 25 (overweight) or with a BMI greater than 30 (obese) have an expanded risk for varied diseases and health conditions, including,:

BMI History

Devised all the way back in way back in 1830, the Body Mass Index is a single figure used to as a way of measuring a person's body shape. Put simply, it is calculated by dividing the body's weight by the square of their height. Eg: Kilograms: weight, divided by Metres (Meters): height. BMI, sometimes known as the Quetelet index, is a measure used to estimate a person's body shape based upon a person' weight and height. It originated in Belguim around the 1840's by Adolphe Quetelet. It is a simple calculation based on the individual's body weight divided by the square of their height.

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BMI is determined using the formual below
  • BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
  • BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)

BMI limitations

BMI calcs ignore variation in physical characteristics.
See wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitations for more details.