The Body Mass Index
Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to estimate healthy weight for average people. A BMI of 20 to 26 is desirable for most adults. A BMI of 27 to 29 indicates obesity and is associated with some risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. A BMI of 30 or more poses the greatest risk for life-threatening diseases.
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