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is bmi unfair


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S: 11st7lb C: 10st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23.3 Loss: 1st7lb(13.04%)

It's generally well known that BMI is only a guide and does not apply to people with particularly high muscle percentages, etc. Doctors will use it if it's clear you're not an 'elite' athlete - and if there's any doubt, you can get 'fat tested' - this is an unpleasant and slightly painful experience with calipers!

I'm involved in a sport with quite a few very high level athletes - if we all went away, I'd be the only one not clinically obese!

Just remember, statistics and measurements can be used for all sorts of things, but they usually have a restriction or caveat too.
I had a really good point to make when I saw the title .......now I can't even remember my own name :p so easily distracted

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