Is 240 pounds fat for 5'8?

Okay, so you weigh 240 pounds, you are 5'8" tall and you're wondering if you're fat? We assume you are an adult, and when you say "fat" we assume you mean overweight or obese.

To determine if you are fat (overweight or obese), we calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI):

240 pounds and 5'8" = BMI of 36.488

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the standard weight status categories associated with BMI for adults are as follows:

Below 18.50 = Underweight
18.51 - 24.99 = Normal
25.00 - 29.99 = Overweight
30.00 and above = Obese

So, is 240 pounds fat for 5'8"? According to the BMI chart above, the answer is yes, because the BMI is in the obese range. Therefore, 240 pounds at 5'8" is:


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IMPORTANT NOTE: All body types are different. The information on this page is general information and does NOT apply to young people, and may not apply to your particular body, height, weight, age, or special conditions. This page is for informational use ONLY. For any questions and concerns about your body, we recommend consulting with a medical doctor.


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