Body Mass Index Research Paper

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There is a significance of Body Mass Index to the potential risk of chronic diseases. By Body Mass Index categories I am considered overweight, being five feet seven and a half inches tall weighing one hundred and eighty five pounds. Waist measurements help to look for possible risk factors that come from being in the overweight category. A person 's waist that is above thirty five inches, for females, and forty inches, for males, greatly increases the risk factors. My waist measurement is thirty inches, the majority of my weight and fat storage is in my hips, this is a good sign because if it was at my waist I would be at a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. Unfortunately being in the overweight category I am at a higher risk for developing gallstones, hypertension, and a high cholesterol level. Body Mass Index can be overestimated when person has a lot of muscle on their frame, such as in athletes and military members, this is why the waist measurement in conjunction with Body Mass Index gives …show more content…
On the other hand I was between fifty and eighty five percent of the daily need for eight nutrients: Dietary fiber, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Folate and Choline. A lot of my deficiencies, work in groups. Choline and Folate are major factor in brain development. With the brain numerous long term affects can happen from memory issues and brain diseases. Iron and Potassium are major counter 's of fatigue, fatigue long term can have major effects on a persons emotional and psychological well being, which can have drastic effects on an overall person. Vitamin D, Calcium, and Magnesium are all factors in bone maintenance. Porous and fragile bones can be broken or fracture more easily and eventually leading to Osteoporosis. Nutrition is vitally important to a person

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