[LMB] Fat shaming, slut-shaming, and special snowflakes

Walter Bushell proto at panix.com
Fri Dec 16 12:38:01 GMT 2016


> On Dec 16, 2016, at 3:07 AM, Anita Morris <anitamorris at protonmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Fri., Dec. 16, 2016 at 1:26 am, Walter Bushell <'proto at panix.com'> wrote:
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>> On Dec 14, 2016, at 9:24 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>> 
>> As I pointed out some way back, quite a few Olympians plot as "morbidly
>> obese" on standard charts.
> 
> 
> Not to mention there are many people who are skinny fat, and easily pass BMI.
> 
> Hyper thin arms and legs and lot of visceral fat. BMI was not designed for individuals
> but populations and even there it needs to be adjusted, for example, Asians have
> lower limits.
> --
> Anita: This is why I'm waiting for an easy way for doctors to measure percentage of fat. Not that I don't have a problem either way, a binge eating disorder is a psychological problem where weight is the measurable symptom.  Anita

Measuring the waist is a much better measure than BMI. Binge eating may be physiological. 



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