Body Mass Index - what does it mean?
Body mass index, or BMI, is one way to assess whether your weight is in the healthy range.
The BMI combines a person’s height and weight to form a measure that can help predict their risk of developing disease.
Another useful measure of determining whether you could be at risk of obesity-related chronic diseases is your waist circumference. Waist circumference is a better predictor than BMI of type 2 diabetes in women and of cardiovascular disease.