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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Dr
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Can you pls help me understand the BMI of my husband
User :   it showed 26....What does it mean
User :   He is 180 cm tall and weighs 85 kg..
Doctor :   BMI stands for Body Mass Index.
Doctor :   It is calculated by a formula where BMI equals weight in Kg/square of height in cms.
User :   ok...What does a BMI of 26 mean...
Doctor :   BMI was formulated as a standard measure to qualify underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesity.
Doctor :   Normal BMI is between 18 to 25.
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   People who have BMI between 25 to 30 are classified as overweight.
User :   Thanks Doctor.
Doctor :   And above this is obesity.
User :   Yes it is..
Doctor :   According to this standard classification, your husband is bit overweight for his height.
User :   Not as of now..Thanks.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear to you now.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   GN
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Good night.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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