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is bmi unfair

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  1. bigboykarl

    bigboykarl Member

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    6ft 1ins 142 kg = clinically obese

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    6ft 3ins 125kg = obese

    hmmmmm
     
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    paperclip Silver Member

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    Hiya,

    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.
     
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    Laddiesboy I ♥ Slimming World :)

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    Fat *******, the pair of them. Maybe someone could invite them to SW? ;)
     
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    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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    I'd need to have a closer inspection of the bodies to be absolutely sure its all muscle. You never know, there might just be a bit of a fat somewhere.
     
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    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

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    Down girl! ;)
     
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    you spoil sport Judi, a girls gotta get her fun where she can these days lol
     
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