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Determine Your BMI
Frequently Asked Questions
When you’re overweight, you’re more likely to experience other health problems (co-morbidities), such as:
If you have experienced unsuccessful attempts at weight loss in the past and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. You may also be a candidate if you have a BMI of 35 or higher, plus a serious health problem such as diabetes or sleep apnea.
BMI is the standard health care professionals use to determine whether a person is overweight or obese. Obesity starts at a BMI of 30, severe obesity starts at 35, and morbid obesity starts at 40. To determine your BMI, find your height on the horizontal scale and your weight on the vertical scale. Your BMI range is where these lines intersect.
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