BMI or Body Mass Index is a tool for calculating weight status in adults 20 years or older. It is a measure of weight for height.
Your BMI can tell you whether you fall into the following categories:
The BMI ranges are
based on the effect body weight has on disease and death. As BMI increases, the
risk for some disease increases. Some common conditions related to overweight
and obesity include:
BMI is only one of many factors used to predict risk
for disease. BMI cannot be used to tell a person if he or she has a disease
such as diabetes or cancer. It is important to remember that weight is only one
factor that is related to disease.