Carol Platt Liebau: Une Nation de Grosses Personnes? Zut Alors!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Une Nation de Grosses Personnes? Zut Alors!

First, there was this. Well, okay, this and this, too.

So how does one explain this?


Blogger COPioneer said...

Carol, your first "this" is the ABA link, didn't quite fit the context. Cheers! I'm ordering a pizza!

1:27 PM  
Blogger HouseOfSin said...

Wow -- this is sad. For reasons besides the obvious.

The boy in "danger" is reported at 4 foot 6 inches, and 95 pounds. My calculations say that's a BMI of 22 and change; the report says it's 23 and change. So either I am misunderstanding how to determine BMI or *shocker* the NYT is wrong!

Anyway, that's not the point. For most Americans, a BMI of either one (we'll say 23) is an aspiriation.

I'll be the first to confess that I'd welcome the "plight" of this boy's 23 BMI.

2:38 PM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

I'd be too wimpy and skinny if I was at 23 BMI. And anyway, % body fat is a better indication of over weightedness or obesity.

2:46 PM  

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