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Determining Your Body Mass Index

What is body mass index?

Determining how much you should weigh is not a simple matter of looking at an insurance height-weight chart, but includes considering the amount of bone, muscle, and fat in your body's composition. The amount of fat is the critical measurement.

A good indicator of how much fat you carry is the Body Mass Index (BMI). Although it is not a perfect measure, it gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat.

If you are overweight or obese (BMI of 35-40) Ohio State's Medical Center has several options to help you lose weight and keep it off. Click here to learn more about our Comprehensive Weight Management Program, including our free information sessions, or call 614-293-5123.