What is Body Mass Index?

5 Oct

The body mass index is used to decide if a person is overweight or obese. It is based on height and weight.

Overweight=BMI between 25-29

Obese=BMI 30 or higher

Obesity causes the heart to work harder and can lead to a heart attack or sudden death.

Source: UH Elyria Medical Center University Hospitals Elyria, Ohio 2018

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