## Health dangers from being overweight

*These risks are associated with overweight and obese adults*

Adults whose BMI is greater than 25 (

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

*obese*) have an elevated risk for many diseases and health conditions, including,:

## BMI Prime

BMI Prime is simple way of defining a single figure that is not immedieately related to any other units of measurement, but which can 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. 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.

## Do the sums

The formula below is used to measure BMI

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

## BMI limitations

BMI calculations do not differentiate between muscle mass and fat mass.

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