Wednesday, March 02, 2005


The Ridiculousness of the BMI

Based on body index, 56% of NFL players are obese

When you hear facts and figures about the 'obesity epidemic,' keep in mind that many of the stats on who is 'obese' come from the Body Mass Index (BMI) a formula that takes into account a persons height weight and frame in calculating 'obesity'. Now, I'm not denying that we have a little weight problem here in the U.S., but the BMI has always seemed a bit arbitrary to me and the definition of what constitutes 'obese' was changed a few years back...making us all fatter by bureaucratic fiat.

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