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BMI, short for Body Mass Index is a helpful tool used to determine if a person is overweight or obese. Use this calculator to calculate your BMI.

People who have a BMI under 25 are considered normal weight, a BMI between 25 and 30 is considered overweight, and a BMI over 30 is considered obese.

The study comprised of 73 random people between the ages of 40 and 79 with no reported knee pain. These individuals underwent MRI imaging for their knees to determine the health of their knee cartilage.

The study found found a relationship between knee cartilage damage and BMI. Individuals with a BMI score about 25 had a three fold increase in knee cartilage damage compared with those individuals with a normal BMI.

Maintains a healthy weight is paramount to healthy knees, and can help reduce excessive wear of tear of knee cartilage.

To learn more about this study click here: Association of body mass index with knee cartilage damage in an asymptomatic population-based study

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