Body mass index (BMI) is used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems for adults. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. People who are overweight or obese have a greater chance of developing heart disease, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, and certain cancers. Even a small weight loss (just 5 to 10 percent of your current weight) will help to lower your risk of developing diseases associated with obesity.
Enter your height and weight below to calculate your BMI.
Always consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program.
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