Monday, May 18, 2009 10:09:42 AM
I like how europeans have a stereotypical view of americans. I'm 5`10" 200lbs and my family considers me fat since most of my brothers are 5`9-5`11" and 160-175lbs tops. determining obesity via BMI is like determining IQ from SAT or internet testing, its asinine and inaccurate.
you need to actually determine fat content and factor in BMI. I`m 200lbs, but only have a fat percentage of 10-12%, thats well under the 25% "obese" rating, yet according to BMI I`m overweight, borderline obese (.5 away from obese).