WalterStuartBushell proto at panix.com
Tue Oct 15 00:39:29 BST 2019

> On Oct 14, 2019, at 9:20 AM, Jason Long <sturmvogel66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The definition of obese has changed in concert with the method of measuring
> it. It is always a PitA to accurately measure body-fat percentage (usually
> involves dunking tests or electrical resistance) and the medical industry
> decided to switch to body-mass index which is a simple calculation using
> only height and weight to define obesity. Said calculation ignores body
> types (mesomorph, ectomorph, etc.) and activities like weight lifting which
> create a lot of dense muscle mass. So a guy with 4% body fat is judged as
> obese as a couch potato who is genuinely obese with 32% body fat simply
> because they’re the same height and weight.

Wurst, TOFIs (Thin Ouside, Thin Inside) may think they are fine when they are
in fact in trouble.

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