Criterios para Cirugía Bariátrica

La cirugía bariátrica se considera generalmente cuando otros esfuerzos de pérdida de peso han fallado. Los criterios de elegibilidad fueron establecidos por National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Panel (1991) y siguen siendo los criterios más ampliamente aceptados.

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Calculadora de índice de masa corporal (IMC)

BMI is body weight divided by a power of height, usually (height)2, which is said to be independent of stature. Calculations based on values for ideal body weight suggest that BMIs for normal men and women should be in the range of 18.5 to 25 kg/m2. Indeed, this range roughly corresponds to the 10th to 75th percentile values recorded from adult individuals. For infants and children, average BMI values change with age, from 13 kg/m2 at birth, to a peak of 18 at about 1 year, a nadir of 15 at about age 6 years, and then a rise to adult values during adolescence.

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