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ideal body weight

 

Definition: a weight that is believed to be maximally healthful for a person, based chiefly on height but modified by factors such as gender, age, build, and degree of muscular development.

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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