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Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI is Bogus

In class, we discussed how BMI should not be used to classify people in to weight classes. This article states that the man who discovered body mass index said that it shouldn't be used to asses people's body weight. BMI was made up to measure the population as a whole and not to single out one person because of their body mass index. It wasn't factored in that bone is more dense than fat. So if someone was fit and they had more bone mass then fat they would still be classified as obese because of the density of their bones. As stated in class, there is no logic behind why BMI is used to classify obesity and it is something the US has struggled with for years to get rid of but will most likely never happen because we have grown too comfortable with it.

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    Added to this shelf by: Zoe Strom, on 04-04-2017 8:20pm

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