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Am I Overweight?

Below is a link to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index).   
A high amount of body fat can lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues and being underweight can also put one at risk for health issues. BMI and waist circumference are two measures that can be used as screening tools to estimate weight status in relation to potential disease risk. However, BMI and waist circumference are not diagnostic tools for disease risks. A trained healthcare provider should perform other health assessments in order to evaluate disease risk and diagnose disease status.
The CDC will also give you tools and suggestions to eat healthier and lose weight.  Although the Sleeve Gastrectomy is safe and successful, we know it's not for everyone.