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karisu_sama
Apr. 22nd, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
YOU?!?!? Scrawny girl? OVERWEIGHT?!?!?
According to the BMI I am overweight (by 2 lbs).

DIES LAUGHING
karisu_sama
Apr. 22nd, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
BMI is pretty full of shite if all one measures is "height" and "weight", but that's what everyone knee-jerk does, despite the occasional disclaimers that athletes will post misleading higher numbers due to muscle weight.

Just comparing height to weight doesn't account for bone structure & density or actual level of muscle development and actual percentage of body fat. A less crude "BMI" (or whatever we need to actually call it) computation would account for those.

Edited at 2010-04-22 12:32 am (UTC)
bovil
Apr. 22nd, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
That's the thing. BMI is a crude 19th-century calculation that's not based on any serious science.
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