Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Starting BMI

Calculating your BMI

Your BMI
43.3 recalculate

Based on this information you may qualify as a LAPBAND® System candidate.

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You can also calculate your BMI using the following calculation:
BMI = [Weight in pounds ÷ height in inches2] x 703
Below are the obesity categories adopted in 1998 by the National Institute of Health (NIH)2.
BMIClassification2Level of Health Risk
18.5-24.9Normal weightMinimal/low
35-39.9Severely ObeseVery High
40 and upMorbidly ObeseExtremely High
Morbid obesity greatly increases the chance of developing health conditions that can result in significant physical, mental, and social disabilities. It can also lead to premature death.
Morbidly obese individuals with a BMI of 40+ or severely obese individuals with a BMI between 35 and 40 with weight-related health problems may be candidates for weight loss surgery.

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