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- Website: Harvard School of Public Health
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The body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat and compares your weight to your height. This is more reliable than just measuring your weight. You are at a healthy weight if your BMI is between 18.5 and 25.
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body fat, waist, overweight, obesity
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Rated on: 6/4/2015 4:19:43 PM
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