Published: Friday, Sept. 21 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
The NYT ran a story today that life expectancy, especially for white women, is
declining. This might be the first time we have gone backwards. Conservatives
should support efforts to reduce obesity, improve access to better health care,
and improve the environment. The fruits of their efforts will be a deteriorating
quality of life.
BMI is a poor measurement to determine someone is obese. For example if you look
at a guy like Karl Malone, during his playing days he was 6ft 9in and weighed
256lbs. According to the BMI calculations he is scores 27.4 which puts you in
the overweight category ?!?! BMI does not factor in the difference between fat
and muscle. Body fat % is a much more accurate way of determining if someone is
re: NoodlekaboodleAgreed. I read once that Shaquille O'meal
would be overweight per BMI.Body fat percentage is a better metric.
Being in the 6 to 8% range like (Vikings RB) Adrian Peterson could have adverse
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