Ideal Weight

Other Risk Factors
Finally, prior to making an assessment of the risk for certain health conditions associated with a person's weight, the healthcare provider will consider risk factors besides weight. These risk factors include:
 
 

Assessing the Risk of BMI and Weight

Once the healthcare provider has determined BMI, waist circumference, and other risk factors, he or she can offer recommendations to help a person achieve an idea body weight.
 
For people who are considered obese (BMI greater than or equal to 30) or those who are overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) and have two or more risk factors, the guidelines recommend weight loss. Even a small weight loss (just 10 percent of your current weight) will help to lower your risk of developing diseases associated with obesity.
 
People who are overweight but do not have a high waist measurement and who have fewer than two risk factors may need to prevent further weight gain rather than lose weight.
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