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|Subject: Re: Chicks on the Right||Date: 3/24/2013 3:06 PM|
|Author: JLC||Number: 675693 of 762719|
... your doctor must record your body mass index (BMI)...
Yet another prime example of why socialized medicine is a very dumb idea. They are concentrating on one measure and a poor measure at that.
And yours truly is a prime example of why BMI is misleading. I am about 6'1" and 195 pounds (more or less). My BMI is 25.7, so I'm overweight. But, I have body fat <10%. Plus you heard about my Spartan Race escapades so I'm definitely in great shape. But some pencil pushing geek will just fill in a blank, look at the number, and tell me to lose weight.
Need more data points, just about any professional athlete.
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