Body Mass Index Is A Predictor of Health or Illness
If you would like to know where your weight-to-height proportionality exists on the scale of ideal weight through morbidly obese, then BMI calculation is the first best step in assessing your health risks. The math is simple, taking height into account, the heavier you are, the more likely you are to be ill or become ill. The leaner you are, the better. At a certain ratio, the risk to health becomes too great and gastric surgical intervention such as gastric bypass or banding becomes indicated.