Body Mass Index: Measuring Obesity

Dr. Deepa Sharma, Family Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, explains doctors measure obesity with the Body Mass Index (BMI): “That uses height and weight to give an idea of how overweight an individual is”.

She recommends to people with obesity to have a comfortable relationship with their doctor, because there is a risk of diabetes, or cholesterol, or heart disease or blood pressure and they have to be willing to make a change.

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