“Being a skinny is much more unhealthy than being fat – new study”

So much for the “obesity epidemic.” 🙂

(There’s something I’ve wondered about the “Body Mass Index,” or BMI, ever since I learned how it was calculated: why the heck would medical professionals use such a measurement? It’s obvious to anyone with a math education that it couldn’t be right — it assumes that a person’s weight will go up with the square of his height, when it should be the cube of the height at the very least. I’ve since discovered this article, which explains it.)

6 Comments

    • Happens to the best of us — I’ve put on a noticeable amount of weight since my twenties myself, to the point that the BMI scale claims that I’m well overweight. (It’s right, but only by maybe fifteen or twenty pounds, and I’m slowly dropping that.)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *