BMI monitoring may be as important as blood pressure

June 25, 2012 8:25:12 PM PDT
Monitoring your body mass index (BMI) may be just as important as tracking your blood pressure.

BMI signals if you're overweight, obese or just right and takes into consideration your height and weight.

Monday, a government panel renewed its call for every adult to be screened for obesity during checkups and suggested that more doctors should be routinely calculating their patients' BMI.

A normal BMI is less than 25 and obesity begins at 30.

In between is considered overweight.

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