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This interactive tool estimates your risk of
weight-related diseases by using your body mass index (BMI) along with your
waist measurement and other factors. The higher
the BMI, the greater the risk of some diseases, including high blood pressure,
coronary artery disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, some cancers, and type 2
Your score will appear as
one of the following ranges:
If you are concerned about your score,
talk to your doctor about developing a healthy lifestyle. For more information,
see the topic
Other Works Consulted
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National
Institutes of Health (2000). The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (NIH Publication No. 00-4084). Available online:
Purnell JQ (2011). Obesity. In EG Nabel, ed., ACP Medicine, section 6, chap. 12. Hamilton, ON: BC Decker.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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