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Obesity epidemic. October 12, 2006

Posted by Winter in body politics.
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I quite liked this little article from the BBC. They used the BMI to calculate how ‘Obese’ a random sample of participanst were. They Cite 4 or 5 men at the bottom of the article, all who are ‘obese’ according to the BMI. to have a look at them they all look like fairly trim men. I think this highlights the big problem with the BMI, it does’nt take into account muscle mass and other factors which may affect people’s weight. I really think, as Winter argued in this post, that we need to turn the debate around from obesity and fat to healthy living which would be much more positive.

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