# Body Fat Calculator

170 cm, weighs 51 kilograms

Don't worry about weight, we'll tell you immediatly if 170cm is healthy

Body mass index, height: 170 Centimeters (Centimetres cm) with weight: 51 Kilograms (Kilos kg)

## Health dangers due to obesity

Adults whose BMI is greater than 25 (overweight) or with a BMI greater than 30 (obese) have a greater risk of varied 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 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, 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.

## How it's calculated

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.