Featured BMI Articles
Descriptions of Featured BMI Articles
BMI, or body mass index, measures a person's body fat based on his or her height and weight. This section of the eMedTV library discusses BMI in detail and provides links to additional information.
A BMI calculator helps determines a person's body mass index. This section of the eMedTV library provides a BMI calculator that you can use to figure out your body mass index, as well as information to help you interpret your results.
A BMI chart allows you to find your body mass index without using the BMI formula. This eMedTV resource explains how this chart works. It also includes a BMI chart and information to help you understand your results.
In order to calculate BMI, the only measurements you need are a person's height and weight. This segment of the eMedTV Web site contains the formula used to calculate BMI and provides information about interpreting results for adults and children.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Conjugated linoleic acid may be able to reduce body fat and prevent cancer by affecting certain body cells. This eMedTV resource also describes the safety and effectiveness of conjugated linoleic acid and lists possible side effects that may occur.
By entering your height and weight into a simple formula, body mass index can be determined. This eMedTV article explains how BMI calculation differs depending on which system of measurement you're using.
In a BMI scale, variations of height and weight measurements are combined in a standard, easy-to-use table. This eMedTV resource features a scale that you can use to determine your level of body fat and includes links to more information on BMI.
As this eMedTV page explains, using the BMI formula is one way to determine a person's body mass index, which is an indirect measure of body fatness. This article explains how to use the formula with either the metric system or the English system.
As this portion of the eMedTV Web site explains, calculating BMI is simple -- the only two measurements you need are height and weight. This article explains the methods of calculating body mass index and provides links to additional information.
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.
A BMI table is an uncomplicated chart that can be used to figure out a person's body mass index. This eMedTV article contains a table you can use in place of the BMI formula and includes charts to help you interpret your results.
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.
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.
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.
BMI and Obesity
Statistics indicate that nearly 61 million American adults are obese. This eMedTV resource discusses obesity and BMI in detail and explains how BMI is used to determine if a person is overweight or obese.
What Is BMI?
BMI is short for body mass index, which is a measurement of body fat based on a person's height and weight. This eMedTV Web page explains how this number is used to help determine if a person is overweight or obese.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid Side Effects
Common side effects of conjugated linoleic acid may include diarrhea, indigestion, and heartburn. This eMedTV segment explains when problems are likely to occur with this supplement and covers which ones may need prompt medical care.
Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid Safe?
Conjugated linoleic acid may cause problems for people who have diabetes or heart disease. This page on the eMedTV Web site offers other safety precautions and warnings with conjugated linoleic acid, including a list of who should not take the drug.
BMI for Men
It doesn't matter if you're calculating BMI for men or women -- it is done in the same way. This page from the eMedTV Web library provides a formula that may be used to calculate body mass index for men or women.