Monday, July 4, 2011

BMI - Body Mass Index Normal Range

  • A body mass index of 18-25 is considered normal for adults.
  • A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered "overweight", and
  • A BMI ≥30 is considered "obese"
This definition is used by the World Health Organization (WHO) as its international standard

References regarding the current standard definitions of overweight and obesity used by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), and the most recent NHLBI guidelines

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