Monday, July 06, 2009

Are You Fat? Maybe, Maybe Not.

The US government uses the Body Mass Index, or BMI, to determine if someone is at a proper weight, is overweight, or obese. According to this article, though, it might not be a good metric at all:

As the Weekend Edition math guy, I spoke to Scott Simon and told him the body mass index fails on 10 grounds....

1 comment:

Chris said...

Wow, now I know why P.E. in school was so rigorous. Lousy BMI.