馃搹馃懀 Do you know the formula to determine if you're overweight or obese? Is it important?

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11/20/20232 min read

The calculation of overweight and obesity is a fundamental task within cardiological clinical assessment, just like measuring blood pressure or heart rate.

Why is it important? Because overweight and obesity are cardiovascular risk factors that are interconnected with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and type 2 diabetes, and these patients have higher long-term morbidity and mortality. Excess weight is a frequent cause of hypertension (and makes its management difficult) and is the leading cause of type 2 diabetes.

So how do you calculate it? The formula is called "Body Mass Index" and consists of the patient's weight divided by the height squared (Weight/Height^2). For example, if a person weighs 90 kg and is 1.70 meters tall, their BMI is 31.1. Normal BMI ranges from 20 to 25, considered within healthy parameters, while overweight is between 25 and 30, and obesity is over 30. Here's a link to a web calculator: [BMI Calculator](https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/spanish/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/metric_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html)

馃挕 It's important to consult your cardiologist for a detailed clinical evaluation馃┖ and to properly manage your risk factors to prevent cardiovascular events and diseases馃拪.

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