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BMI: a simple method to estimate body fat

Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Is there a simple way to get an estimate of your body fat? Yes, and one method is called BMI or Body Mass Index.


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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. The index is based on a simple concept: the higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases. These include heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.