BMI Is Okay With Up to 30 in the US?

What is BMI?

BMI is an abbreviation of “Body Mass Index” and is one of the items for determining metabolic syndrome.

Your BMI is derived by this formula.

Mass (kg) / height (m) x height (m)

What figures are standard depends on the country or region.

For example, the ideal value in Japan is 22, and the obesity level of 25 to 30 people is 1.

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that people with a classification of obesity of 1 (25-30) have a 6% lower risk of death than those with an ideal value (18.5-25).

Currently in the United States, there is a view that “people with a BMI of less than 30 are not obese.”

However, this is a guide for the American people, so it may not be true if you live in Asia, for example.

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