Adult BMI Calculator
Rather than relying on the bathroom scale to tell you if you're overweight, BMI takes into account your weight and height to indicate body fat. The goal for most people: a BMI that's over 18 and under 25.
An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese, a condition that substantially raises the risk of serious illness from hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, as well as endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Higher body weights are also associated with an increase in early death. As the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, obesity poses a major public health challenge.
Changing lives everyday through weight loss surgery is the first step in a lifelong journey toward improved health for many obese patients. You are encouraged to gather as much information on weight loss surgery by researching information on the internet, talking with the team members, and attending support groups. By developing your own knowledge base about this treatment method, you will be empowered to reach your goal of long-term weight loss.