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How much should a female weigh if she is 5 feet 6 inches tall?

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A healthy weight range for an adult female who is 5 feet 6 inches tall is between 124 and 155 pounds, according to Weight Watchers. This correlates with a body mass index, or BMI, that falls within a normal healthy range, which is between 20 and 25.

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The body mass index scale is calculated using only a person's height and weight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While BMI is used as an assessment tool to calculate a healthy weight for an individual, it doesn't take into account a person's physique, placing some highly muscular individuals in an overweight or obese category.

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