   Chapter 17, Problem 8RQ

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Textbook Problem

The following six questions concern Rebecca, who is 36 years old, weighs 182 pounds, and is 5 feet 4 inches tall. She just found out her LDL cholesterol is 170 and her HDL is 37.Rebecca is obese._________True _________False

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether the statement “Person R is obese” is true or false.

Introduction: The status of the weight of individuals is assessed by their body mass index (BMI). BMI is calculated by dividing the weight (in kilogram) of a person by the square of height (in meters).

Explanation

It is given that Person R’s weight is 182 pounds (82.5 kg), height is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) profile is 170, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) profile is 37.

Body mass index (BMI)=Weight in (kg)[height in (m)]2=82.5(1.63)231

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