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Underweight: < 18.9 kg/m2.
“Albeit, being underweight may be viewed as positive social aspect. You are at greater risk for osteoporosis and other conditions attributed to possibly malnutrition. You should consider seeking further assessment to determine if your body fat is too low which could lead to further health issues.”
Normal weight: 19.0-24.9 kg/m2
“Congratulations, you are of normal weight according to your height/weight ratio. It is encouraged to have further measurements of your body composition and waist circumference to assess your risk for excess adipose tissue that may place you at risk for future health conditions.”
Overweight: 25.0-29.9 kg/m2
“According to your height and weight it is determined you are possibly overweight. It is recommended to seek further assessment of your body composition and waist circumference to determine if you are at heighted risk for diabetes and heart disease. “
Stage I Obesity: 30-34.9 kg/m2
According to your height and weight is determined you are carrying too much extra weight. Individuals who are obese have a 50% chance of developing diabetes within the next 5 years. Being obese also increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, and some forms of cancer. It is recommended to seek further assessment of your body composition and waist circumference for possible metabolic syndrome.
Stage II Obesity: 35.0-39.9 kg/m2
According to your height and weight is determined you are severely overweight. Individuals who severely obese have 95% chance of developing diabetes within the next 3-5 years. In addition, patients who are severely obese are at high risk for heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and cancer. It is recommended to seek further evaluation and consultation of your health weight a weight loss specialist prior to starting a weight loss program.
Stage III Obesity: > 40.0 kg/m2
“According to your height and weight is determined you are morbidly obese. Individuals who are morbidly obese have a 97% chance of developing diabetes within the next 3-5 years*. In addition, individuals who are severely obese are likely to have signs of heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and other health issues. It is recommended to seek further evaluation and consultation of your health with a weight loss specialist prior to initiating a weight loss program. “
*Disclaimer: Projections are based on current evidence indicating one’s risk for diabetes. There is no guarantee one will develop diabetes. Information provided should not be used in-place of a medical evaluation.
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