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Obesity / Overweight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, and health care professionals often use a formula, based on height and weight, called Body Mass Index (BMI) to help determine if people are overweight, underweight or at a normal/healthy weight.  The primary symptom of obesity is having a BMI of 30 or higher.  You may calculate your BMI in the box on the right of this page.




Weight status


Below 18.5




18.5 — 24.9




25.0 — 29.9




30.0 and higher




40.0 and higher


Extreme obesity

Obesity is more than just a cosmetic concern; it increases your risk of diseases and numerous health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.  Being in the extremely obese category means that you are at the highest risk of having (or developing) serious health problems because of your weight.  Being consistent with regular exercise and a healthy diet will increase your chances of reaching long-term weight loss goals.  The good news is that even a modest weight loss can improve and/or prevent health problems associated with obesity!

Given your height and current weight, you may calculate your BMI.
Weight (lbs): 
Calculate BMI
Body Mass Index:


PRI is experienced in conducting medication research studies for Weight Loss / Obesity.  
  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age and in generally good health.
  • Women who may be pregnant or nursing a child are not appropriate candidates for research studies at PRI.

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