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The Healthy Middle Ground

By Gabrielle Babbington

We’ve all heard reports of the obesity epidemic in the media and know that being overweight or obese isn’t good for you. But, with COPD, being underweight is a problem too. The goal is to be somewhere in between.

Calculate your BMI

You can use our BMI Calculator  to work out whether you’re underweight, overweight or in the healthy weight range. But, bear in mind that the rules for the general population are slightly different than those for people with COPD. If you end up with a BMI of less than 20, our calculator may still tell you that you’re doing fine. But, with COPD, this actually isn’t the case. 

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