Body mass index (BMI) is an indicator of body fat. Your BMI measures your body fat based on your weight and height and quantifies tissue mass. BMI is can indicate whether you are at a healthy weight for your height, and more specifically, if you are underweight, within a normal weight range, overweight, or obese. In addition to weight categories, BMI is often used to determine if body fat is at a level that may cause health problems.
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