body mass index

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a measure of someone's weight in relation to height

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To qualify without a serious comorbidity, their body mass index has to be at least 50 kg/[m.
A lot of people thought that Gary Player, aged 73 (height 5ft 7in, weight 150lb, body mass index 23.
Participants in the study are men and women between 18 and 65 years of age with a body mass index of between 30 and 40 and have at least a two-year history of obesity without success in attempting more conservative weight-reduction alternatives.
It uses stainless-steel electrodes with black mirror accents to monitor basal metabolic rate, body mass index, body fat and water.
The first centile is the lowest body mass index and the 100th centile is the highest one.
Bob Russell, Liberal Democrat Member for Colchester, has tabled a House of Commons motion, calling on Parliament to urge the British Fashion Council to ban models with a Body Mass Index below what UN health experts recommend.
Her weight and height combine to give her a body mass index (BMI) that classifies her as obese.
Organisers use the Body Mass Index (BMI) to decide whether the girls were too skinny to participate in the shows.
Chapters 1 and 2 contain general information on nutrition, instructions for calculating body mass index, and caloric recommendations for age, gender, and activity level.
A body mass index is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of their height in metres.
Because this study focused on the outcome of the second pregnancy, data on mammal characteristics at the later pregnancy were used; these included age, educational level, race, marital status, cigarette smoking, adequacy of prenatal care (using an index based on the trimester in which care began, number of visits and gestational age at birth) and body mass index.
The experiment results show that there is not any significant improvement in the primary and secondary endpoints including the blood total cholesterol level, HDL cholesterol level, and body mass index.
Average height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI) were not significantly different between lifelong vegetarians and those who became vegetarian as adults.
In a study that tracked more than 41,000 people for an average of 11 years, the obese (people with a Body Mass Index of 30 or higher) were nearly four times more likely to be diagnosed with those cancers than people of normal weight (a BMI less than 25).