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Yale to skinny student: fatten up or face expulsion
« on: April 08, 2014, 06:34:21 AM »
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Re: Yale to skinny student: fatten up or face expulsion
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 06:35:48 AM »
OK children.  Can someone say "nanny state?"
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Re: Yale to skinny student: fatten up or face expulsion
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 06:44:40 AM »
BMI has serious problems. Yeah, 92 pounds is on the skinny side, but at 5'2", she's not deathly skinny.

BMI is skewed. A short person of a similar build will have a much lower BMI than a taller person. I think that might be part of the reason why the overweight and obesity figures are so high: we have tall people in this country that aren't overweight, but the BMI tells them they are.


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