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Kingsbrook Offers Free BMI/Obesity Screenings On March 7th

Kingsbrook Offers Free BMI/Obesity Screenings On March 7th


On March 7th from 11:00-2:00pm, Kingsbrook will be providing free screenings and education about BMI and Obesity. The screening event will take place in the Briger lobby easily accessed on Winthrop Street between Schenectady Avenue and 49th Street. No appointment is needed.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of a person’s weight with respect to his or her height. It is more of an indicator than a direct measurement of a person’s total body fat. Overweight is a BMI of 27.3 or more for women and 27.8 or more for men. Obesity is a BMI of 30 or more for either sex (about 30 pounds overweight).

In central Brooklyn, obesity is higher than in the Brooklyn overall, with the instances for diabetes, heart disease and stroke being higher in this region as well. Kingsbrook’s BMI screening helps educate participants about where they falling within these metrics and how these related conditions.

For more information please call us at 718-604-5062.