Carrying extra body weight, especially around your middle, raises your risk for heartburn. So how do you know if you’re at risk? A BMI (body mass index) higher than 24 is considered overweight. BMI is a gender-free measurement that relates height to weight. To find out your BMI:

BMI = (W/H2) × 705


Your weight (in pounds)

Divided by your height (in inches, squared)

Multiplied by 705