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    Body Mass Index (BMI) and Body Surface Area (BSA)

    Calculates body mass index and body surface area.
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    The BMI has been criticized for being an inappropriate measure for very muscular individuals who are in excellent physical condition, and also being inappropriate in some ethnic groups of differing heights and stature.
    Some medications are calculated using body surface area as opposed to body weight.
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    kg/m²

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    Advice

    Overweight (BMI >25) and obese patients (BMI >30) should be counseled on diet and exercise.

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