What is BMI?

BMI = weight (kg) / (height (m)) 2

The Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates when a person is overweight or obese (overweight women 25-30, men 27-30 Obesity> 30).

It is an easy, reliable and highly way of measuring and highly correlated with body fat mass and the risk of cardiovascular disease and type II non-insulin dependent diabetes.

Since 1998 the WHO classification obesity according to BMI: Normal Weight <25 in women and <27 men, 25 to 30 overweight women and men 27 to 30, obesity> 30 Morbid obesity> 40.

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