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Why The BMI Scale Is Bullcrap

Why do we still use this as a health monitor?

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penguinazul
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 472 Posts
Friday, February 24, 2012 9:47:05 PM
I have a friend that is a 5'8 female that weighs 190lbs, and really, she`s not fat at all. I mean, she`s no twig, but she looks healthy, and she is healthy: she eats healthy and exercises. According to the BMI scale, she`s borderline obese. It`s flawed for her.

However, for me, it is absolutely correct which is why I`m trying to lose weight. 10lbs down already! Woo!

keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2565 Posts
Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:38:56 PM
Not watching crooked bewb girl cacklefest.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:52:53 PM
I've got way too much abdominal weight from a huge adenoma and gallons of Prednisone when I was 20. Yet I went to a "Women`s Fair" where one booth offered electronic BMI tests. The tech actually smirked as I took the handles, but couldn`t believe it when I registered in the "ideal" range. I think this girl`s right: the BMI doesn`t tell the whole story.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14367 Posts
Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:56:10 PM
Why do we still use this as a health monitor?

One word: liberals.

EgalM
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:28:52 PM
She might be right about something but I couldn't finish. Too obvious an attention whore, naming the show sex+ was a dead give away.

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