Thursday, March 25, 2010

General: My Obesity Solution

Here is a passing thought I will share with you.
The media and doctors are all brow-beating us about how the population is becoming obese.
Well surely, if so many people are becoming obese, then it should be time to redraw the height/weight scales that are used to determine 'normal'.
If you think that would be cheating consider this - the scales currently in use were derived post-war after years of rationing where people barely saw sugar or butter or any sizable piece of meat, is that fair? Is it pure coincidence or artistic incompetence that paintings and books from previous centuries depict a great many portly people? (Think 'Pickwick Papers').
I think that losing weight might be a good plan, but I am not convinced that we are being judged fairly.

Others doubt the BMI too!

Update: A nice kicking for BMI on The Register -'Being fat is no worse for you than being a woman'

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