What "overweight" looks like and why BMI is nuts.
October 3, 2007 5:37 AM Subscribe
Illustrated BMI Categories,
posted by Salamandrous (182 comments total)
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a Flickr project where you can see what "underweight
," and "morbidly obese
," BMI categories look like on real people (safe for work) (mostly women). I think that many people would be surprised by what 180lbs
In addition to not looking what you might have expected fat to look like, it may also not mean what you thought it meant:
of a study that correlates death risk with BMI and ethnicity, including charts;
Sandy Szwarc's analysis of studies showing positive health correlations for older people
Conclusion: This is nuts. Love your body. Be happy.