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Health risks from being overweight

These dangers are associated with overweight and obese adults

Adults with a BMI of more than 25 (overweight) or whose BMI is higher than 30 (obese) have an increased risk for a number of 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 < 0.74 = Underweight.
  • BMI Prime > 0.74 and < 1.00 = Optimal weight
  • BMI Prime > 1 = Overweight
The BMI, also 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.

Formula for BMI

The formula below is used to measure BMI
  • 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.