When a diet does not work.

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BMI below 17.5: severely underweight
BMI between 17.5 and 18.5: underweight
BMI between 18.5 and 20: healthy weight but on the low end of the spectrum
BMI between 20 and 25: healthy weight
BMI between 25 and 30: overweight
BMI between 30 and 40: severe obesity
BMI over 40: morbid obesity

The BMI does not indicate the distribution of body fat. Abdominal body fat generates more health risks than subcutaneous fat situated on the hips, buttocks and thighs. The BMI does not make this distinction. It is therefore possible that someone with a high BMI has a relatively low risk of developing diabetes because most of the fat is located on the hips or because he or she is very muscular. The opposite is also possible: someone with a BMI that does not indicate severe obesity may still have several health risks if the majority of the fat is situated in the abdomen.

Therefore, the BMI does not give an indication whether a given body weight is healthy or not. Make an appointment with a Cambridge consultant to define and achieve your ideal weight.

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