What Is Body Mass Index?
Body Mass Index (BMI) implies body weight of a person relative to his/her height. This indicator is as significant as direct measurement of total body fat.
VKİBMI is mostly related to total body fat. In other words, the higher BMI score is, the more the total body fat increases.
World Health Organizationdefines an adult with BMI between 25 and 29.9 as overweight. An adult with BMI of 30 or higher is regarded obese – BMI below 18.5 is defined as underweight and the healthy BMI ranges from 18.5 to 24.9.
Body mass index of an individual is calculated with a mathematical formula. To estimate the body weight, charts that match the height in cm and bodyweight in kg can also be used.
Formula – BMI = Body weight (kg) / square of height (cm)
A normal BMI score should be between 18.5 and 24.9. This indicates that the individual has a normal weight relative to his/her height. A BMI graph is used to categorize a person as underweight, normal, overweight or obese.
BMI is used by healthcare professionals to screen overweight and obese individuals. BMI is used to evaluate the obesity- and overweight-related health risks of a person.
For instance, individuals with high BMI scores are at risk of:
Hypercholesterolemia or other blood lipid disorders
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart Diseases
- Gallbladder disorder
- Sleep apnea and snoring