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the metabolic process that builds larger molecules from smaller ones
ANABOLISM
"building up" organs and tissues

Example:
growth and mineralization of bone and increase of muscle mass
ANABOLIC PROCESS
the metabolic process that breaks down molecules into smaller units
CATABOLISM
the statistical measure of the weight of a person scaled according to height
Body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet Index
BMI = Kg/m2
BMI = weight (kg)
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height x height (m x m)
BMI = lbs/in2
Imperial units
BMI = weight (lbs)
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Height x height (in x in)
BMI interpretation
Starvation: less than 15
Underweight: less than 18.5
Ideal: from 18.5 to 25
Overweight: from 25 to 30
Obese: from 30 to 40
Morbidly Obese: greater than 40