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Body Mass Index Calculator

Rather than relying only on the bathroom scale to tell you if you're overweight, experts say you should also know your body mass index (BMI). BMI takes into account not just your weight, but also your height to indicate body fat. The goal for most people is a BMI that's over 18 and under 25.

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Publication Source: 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Jensen. Circulation. 2013:s1-s69.
Author: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
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Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Brown, Kim, APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Foster, Sara, RN, MPH
Date Last Reviewed: 4/22/2015
Date Last Modified: 4/29/2015