Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Ugh! The article is generally sensible, but then says that Pink (at the size she is) is definitely not obese. But that's exactly what "obese" means - above a certain number on the BMI. They can't do take backsies because a person is heavy with muscle and very fit, when using a dubious population-based metric on individuals is the whole problem as pointed out in the article!

(Also, I'm glad they pointed out that the data was limited to Asian-Americans, and African-Americans - it's very common for this data to then be generalised to Asian-descent people and African-descent people, particularly in the case of slave-descended African-Americans who often have very different health issues to immigrant and immigrant-descended African-Americans.)
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