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This page contains links to eMedTV BMI Articles containing information on subjects from Define BMI to Ideal BMI. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Define BMI
    This page of the eMedTV library defines BMI, which is a measure calculated using a person's height and weight. This segment explains why this health screening tool is so easy to use and includes a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • Drug Interactions With Conjugated Linoleic Acid
    Conjugated linoleic acid may cause problems for people taking diabetes medications. This eMedTV Web page explains why there are no specifically known drug interactions with conjugated linoleic acid and covers what to do to avoid possible problems.
  • Free BMI Calculator
    This eMedTV resource contains a free BMI calculator you can use to quickly determine your body mass index. In addition to the BMI calculator, this article provides information about interpreting your body mass index numbers.
  • Healthy BMI
    For most people, a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy. This article from the eMedTV Web site discusses the importance of a healthy BMI and explains that body mass index is calculated differently for children than for adults.
  • How to Calculate BMI
    If you don't know how to calculate BMI, you can learn by visiting this eMedTV Web page. As you're learning how to calculate body mass index, it's important to remember that the formula differs depending on which system of measurement you're using.
  • Ideal BMI
    This eMedTV Web page provides statistics indicating approximately how many Americans have an ideal BMI. Usually, a healthy range for adults is between 18.5 and 24.9; for children, it is normally between the 5th and 85th percentile.
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