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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Fatty McStupid 

Obesity is a major problem these days, there's no denying it. However, people are being incredibly stupid about weight issues, and that's also very dangerous. The Body Mass Index is supposed to be a way to tell if you are too heavy. You apply a formula to your height and weight and get a number. If it's over 25, you're overweight/obese.
This is Bloody Stupid. It doesn't take into account where that weight comes from, for starters: some people have denser bones than others, or muscle, or, yes, fat. BMI is a totally useless statistic. That it even gets any serious acceptance pisses me off royally.

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