Thursday, May 5, 2011 3:40:31 PM
BMI is only a poor indicator of health when 1) a person is naturally a very muscular or big boned individual (think Norse God) or if a person, through exercise, has significantly decreased their body fat and increased their muscle size (muscle weighs more than fat)
For 95% of the people (illustrative stat only), it is accurate.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 7:00:51 AM
Hang on, if it's only below the 95th percentile, wouldn`t that make the thin one the norm? If being fat was the norm, the thin one would have to be under the 30th or so to be insulted.