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BMI Weight Category
Under 18.5 Underweight
18.5- 24.9 Normal
25 - 29.9 Overweight
30 - 34.9 Obese
35 - 39.9 Clinically Obese
40 or greater Morbidly Obese

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a general indicator of whether or not you are maintaining a healthy weight based on the ratio of your weight to your height. It’s an imperfect scale as it doesn't account for differences in body types. For example, a 5 foot 9 inch bodybuilder who weighs 215 pounds and has a 6% body fat would be labeled obese. And there is already a new scale just for people from Southeast Asia where the ranges are lowered.

While it can be a good indicator of the healthiness of your weight if you fall within certain statistical norms that were used to develop it, it should be taken with a significant grain of salt and should not be used as a substitute for a professional evaluation of your health by a doctor.

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Center for Weight Management
Two locations:

20 Research Place
North Chelmsford, MA 01863

203 Turnpike Street
2nd Floor
North Andover, MA 01845

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Phone: 978-788-7200
TTY: 978-937-6889
Phone: 877-LGH-WELL

Roberta Caron (from Nashua)

Roberta banner, after shot

Chose lap-band surgery in March 2007 and has lost 100 pounds.

LGH-CWM-Roberta-BEFORE.jpgThe worst thing about being overweight for Roberta was not being able to do social things with her children. Her decision to have this Adjustable Gastric Band procedure was spurred by worry that her five children would have to take care of her because of health issues that would result from the excessive weight she carried. She now enjoys traveling without embarrassment - she no longer needs a seat belt extender on airplanes!

"Don't give up on yourself; you can experience life as a healthy person!"

Click here to learn if you are a candidate for Surgical Treatment and find out when you can attend one of our FREE Weight Management Information Sessions.

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