Body Mass Index – Adipex BMI

Adipex Body Mass Index

Adipex is typically only prescribed to overweight and obese patients who have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 kg/m2 or higher. People at higher risk of developing weight-related diseases and illnesses, such as hypertension and diabetes, and who have a BMI greater than 27 kg/m2 but less than 30 kg/m2 may also be prescribed Adipex.

BMI is an estimated measurement of body fat based primarily on height and weight, although age also plays a role. The following are the four BMI categories:

  • Underweight – BMI less than 18.5
  • Normal Weight – BMI between 18.5 – 24.9
  • Overweight – BMI between 25 – 29.9
  • Obese – BMI of 30 or greater

It is important to keep in mind that BMI is only an estimate of body fat and cannot take many physical attributes, such as bone density and muscle mass into consideration. Thus, some people will be calculated at a higher BMI than what is actually true for their bodies.