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    Mortality: Lowering BMI from 30 to 28.5 reduces the risk of dying by 7.5 percent


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    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 6:01 am Email this article
    Lowering your body mass index (BMI) from 30 to 28.5 is estimated to reduce the risk of dying by 7.5 percent. This is a weight loss of roughly 9-10 pounds for a men and women of average height.

    Below is a table from which you can determine your body mass index (BMI).

                                                                                                                         
      
    Body Mass Index (BMI)
      
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    32
    33
    34
    35
    36
    37
    38
    39
    40
    35
    40
    Height 
    Bodyweight in pounds
    4 ft 10 in 
    91
    95
    100
    105
    110
    115
    119
    124
    129
    134
    138
    143
    148
    153
    158
    162
    167
    172
    177
    181
    186
    191
    167
    191
    4 ft 11 in 
    94
    99
    104
    109
    114
    119
    124
    128
    133
    138
    143
    148
    153
    158
    163
    168
    173
    178
    183
    188
    193
    198
    173
    198
    5 ft 
    97
    102
    107
    112
    118
    123
    128
    133
    138
    143
    148
    153
    158
    164
    169
    174
    179
    184
    189
    194
    199
    204
    179
    204
    5 ft 1 in 
    100
    106
    111
    116
    121
    127
    132
    137
    143
    148
    153
    158
    164
    169
    174
    180
    185
    190
    195
    201
    206
    211
    185
    211
    5 ft 2 in 
    104
    109
    115
    120
    125
    131
    136
    142
    147
    153
    158
    164
    169
    175
    180
    186
    191
    196
    202
    207
    213
    218
    191
    218
    5 ft 3 in 
    107
    113
    118
    124
    130
    135
    141
    146
    152
    158
    163
    169
    175
    180
    186
    192
    197
    203
    208
    214
    220
    225
    197
    225
    5 ft 4 in 
    110
    116
    122
    128
    134
    140
    145
    151
    157
    163
    169
    174
    180
    186
    192
    198
    203
    209
    215
    221
    227
    233
    203
    233
    5 ft 5 in 
    114
    120
    126
    132
    138
    144
    150
    156
    162
    168
    174
    180
    186
    192
    198
    204
    210
    216
    222
    228
    234
    240
    210
    240
    5 ft 6 in 
    117
    124
    130
    136
    142
    148
    155
    161
    167
    173
    179
    185
    192
    198
    204
    210
    216
    223
    229
    235
    241
    247
    216
    247
    5 ft 7 in 
    121
    127
    134
    140
    147
    153
    159
    166
    172
    178
    185
    191
    198
    204
    210
    217
    223
    229
    236
    242
    248
    255
    223
    255
    5 ft 8 in 
    125
    131
    138
    144
    151
    158
    164
    171
    177
    184
    190
    197
    203
    210
    217
    223
    230
    236
    243
    249
    256
    263
    230
    263
    5 ft 9 in 
    128
    135
    142
    149
    155
    162
    169
    176
    182
    189
    196
    203
    209
    216
    223
    230
    237
    243
    250
    257
    264
    270
    237
    270
    5 ft 10 in 
    132
    139
    146
    153
    160
    167
    174
    181
    188
    195
    202
    209
    216
    223
    230
    236
    243
    250
    257
    264
    271
    278
    243
    278
    5 ft 11 in 
    136
    143
    150
    157
    165
    172
    179
    186
    193
    200
    207
    215
    222
    229
    236
    243
    250
    258
    265
    272
    279
    286
    250
    286
    6 ft in 
    140
    147
    155
    162
    169
    177
    184
    191
    199
    206
    213
    221
    228
    235
    243
    250
    258
    265
    272
    280
    287
    294
    258
    294
    6 ft 1 in 
    144
    151
    159
    166
    174
    182
    189
    197
    204
    212
    219
    227
    234
    242
    250
    257
    265
    272
    280
    287
    295
    303
    265
    303
    6 ft 2 in 
    148
    155
    163
    171
    179
    187
    194
    202
    210
    218
    225
    233
    241
    249
    256
    264
    272
    280
    288
    295
    303
    311
    272
    311
    6 ft 3 in 
    152
    160
    168
    176
    184
    192
    200
    208
    216
    224
    232
    240
    248
    255
    263
    271
    279
    287
    295
    303
    311
    319
    279
    319
    6 ft 4 in 
    156
    164
    172
    180
    189
    197
    205
    213
    221
    230
    238
    246
    254
    262
    271
    279
    287
    295
    303
    312
    320
    328
    287
    328
    6 ft 5 in 
    160
    168
    177
    185
    194
    202
    210
    219
    227
    236
    244
    252
    261
    269
    278
    286
    295
    303
    311
    320
    328
    337
    295
    337
    6 ft 6 in 
    164
    173
    181
    190
    199
    207
    216
    225
    233
    242
    250
    259
    268
    276
    285
    294
    302
    311
    320
    328
    337
    345
    302
    345
    6 ft 7 in 
    168
    177
    186
    195
    204
    213
    221
    230
    239
    248
    257
    266
    275
    283
    292
    301
    310
    319
    328
    337
    345
    354
    310
    354
    6 ft 8 in 
    173
    182
    191
    200
    209
    218
    227
    236
    245
    254
    263
    273
    282
    291
    300
    309
    318
    327
    336
    345
    354
    363
    318
    363
    6 ft 9 in 
    177
    186
    196
    205
    214
    223
    233
    242
    251
    261
    270
    279
    289
    298
    307
    317
    326
    335
    345
    354
    363
    372
    326
    372
    6 ft 10 in 
    181
    191
    200
    210
    220
    229
    239
    248
    258
    267
    277
    286
    296
    305
    315
    324
    334
    344
    353
    363
    372
    382
    334
    382
    6 ft 11 in 
    186
    196
    205
    215
    225
    235
    244
    254
    264
    274
    284
    293
    303
    313
    323
    332
    342
    352
    362
    372
    381
    391
    342
    391

    REFERENCE

    Goldstein D. Beneficial health effects of modest weight loss. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1992 Jun, 16(6):397-415 as referenced in Derosa G, Mugellini A, Ciccarelli L, Rinaldi A, Fogari R. Effects of orlistat, simvastatin, and orlistat plus simvastatin in obese patients with hypercholesterolemia: a randomized, open-label trial. Curr Ther Res-Clin Exp. 2002 Sep, 63(9):621-33.

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    COMMENTS

    On Mar 29, 2005 at 12:34 am andrew wrote:

    . . . . .

    Everybody dies, you might want to be a little more specific.

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