Peterson et al reported an equation for ideal body weight based on a patient's body mass index. The authors are from Louisiana State University, Montclair State University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.


(1) desired body mass index in kg per square meter

(2) height in meters


target body weight in kilograms =

= (2.2 * (BMI)) + (3.5 * (BMI) * ((height) - 1.5))

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