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      Thomas Carr

        Hello everyone, I thought it would be a good idea to clarify what obesity/overweightness is on this forum by making this topic. Have a read if you are usure how it is defined and what it means.

        According to the Centre for Disease Control and Preventionn (CDCP), Weight that is higher than what is considered healthy for a given height is described as overweight or obesity. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a screening tool for overweight and obesity.

        BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can indicate high body fatness. BMI can be applied to a person to define if they are underweight, healthy, overweight or obese.

        The four parameters are:
        – If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range
        – If your BMI is 18.5 to <25, it falls within the healthy weight range
        - If your BMI is 25.0 to <30, it falls within the overweight range
        - If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obesity range

        Source: CDCP

        • This topic was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Thomas Carr.
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