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The TRUTH about Weight and Health

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Mathias, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Mathias Blue Belt

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    Here's an interesting short video I found and would like to get everybody's opinion on it. It basically says that the BMI chart is bogus....

    The TRUTH about Weight and Health
     
  2. WCLegend90 Orange Belt

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    I'm pretty sure everyone here already knows that the BMI is BS.
     
  3. elbowsmash Brown Belt

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    bmi is an epidemiologic tool. it wasn't ever supposed to be used as a diagnosis.

    when it is used for measuring body mass in large populations, it works, kinda like a regression line. it's used for categorizing people in large population studies.

    however, it overestimates fat in muscular people, black people
    underestimates fat amongst asians.
    and is best correlated against white caucasians.

    doesn't take into account location of the fat (there is a big difference of having an andriod or gynoid shape)

    these are many more weaknesses that everyone knows about, but as a tool to measure body mass quickly for large population studies, it is good and correlates well to an r line, not to mention it is very cheap.

    there are large variances in individuals, so if you are muscular in real life but come out obese at +30bmi, you are ok and should not worry about what the chart says.

    but if you are a complete fatass, and come out 30+bmi, the chart is probably right and complaining that its wrong isn't gonna convince anyone that you aren't really fat.

    everyone should inherently know if they are fat or not (anorexics excluded).
     
  4. Mathias Blue Belt

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    Men are usually android and woman are usually gynoid, correct?

    Kind of like apple and pear body shapes I believe.
     
  5. elbowsmash Brown Belt

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    yah, fat thighs is ok, fat in abdomen (visceral) is really bad, more ****bolically active releasing adipokines and other inflammatory crap.

    there are women with android body shapes, but on the whole, more men are android than women.

    so if the girls got fat thighs, ass but a skinny stomach, she usually doesn't have the elevated blood levels of all the bad shit of a person of the same fat/weight/height but of an android (apple) shape.
     

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