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NHS Choices Launches New BMI Calculator
Date:2/6/2008

LONDON, February 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Choices (http://www.nhs.uk), the online 'front door' to the NHS, today launched a new interactive calculator to measure your body mass index (BMI).

Based on NHS accredited information, the BMI calculator (http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/BMI.aspx) enables users to calculate in seconds what their BMI is and provides them with clinically approved guidance on maintaining or obtaining a healthy BMI. This interactive tool is the latest addition to the NHS Choices' extensive tool library.

"This interactive tool has been created with users in mind and is a valuable addition to an ever growing armoury of health resources being made available to the public by the NHS Choices," said a spokesman. "It puts patients in the driving seat by giving them exactly the sort of reliable and dependable information they need to take control of their health at the click of a mouse."

Notes for Editors:

NHS Choices (http://www.nhs.uk) is the online information service of the NHS that gives ordinary people the tools to make better, more informed choices about their treatments, health and wellbeing. It includes more than 80,000 pages of content, including video, interactive tools, a daily news service and lifestyle features. Users can also check and compare hospital and doctor's profiles and performance on-line.

For further information, please contact NHS Choices on: +44(0)207-972-1812


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