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william1
Posts: 35
Joined: Nov 2005

Can someone tell me how to figure one's body mass index?

I read an article tonight stating men with a BMI over 35 had a 69% greater chance of cancer returning after surgery than men with a BMI of 25.

thanks,
william1

Wade39
Posts: 8
Joined: Jan 2006

Hey William1,
I got this link from the CDC website. There are calculators, charts, etc... Copy and paste this into your browser.
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/calc-bmi.htm

Photon
Posts: 57
Joined: Jul 2005

Wiiliam

Be careful with BMI it has been discredited; most high impact sports altheletes have a poor BMI but are very fit. Now I take it you are not one of these people. However a more constructive measure is waist to hip ratio which should be for a middle aged person below 1. If its significantly above then it is an indicator your diet and exercise level is wrong which can lead to primary cancer or
a reoccurence.
Kind regards
Photon

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