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    What body mass index is considered obese?

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    My name is Pamela Holdsworth and I have been a DIETITIAN in private practice since 1990 while also teaching at Southbank TAFE for 14 years. … View Profile

    A BMI of over 30 is considered to be in the OBESE RANGE.  Where the fat is carred ona body is also of importance.  Body fat around the middle or tummy area pose a much greater risk than body fat carried around the hips and thighs.  Thus waist measurement can be as important as weight.
    A waist circumference of greater than 94cm in men and greater than 80cm in women is considered an increased health risk.

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    Having gathered 28 years of private practice experience , Genevieve wants to assist people with practical changes to their food and lifestyle issues in order … View Profile

    A BMI of greater than 30 is considered obese.

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