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BMI calculator

WCRF UK has developed this BMI calculator because scientists now say that, after not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight is the most important thing you can do to lower your cancer risk.

Calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI)* is one of the easiest ways to check if you are a healthy weight.

A healthy BMI is between 18.5-24.9 and WCRF UK recommends being as lean as possible without becoming underweight.

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*BMI may not be an accurate indicator for some groups of people, including body builders, athletes, the elderly, pregnant women, children or those less than five feet tall.

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