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miss_s_b ([personal profile] miss_s_b) wrote2017-05-09 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 09-05-2017

lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)

[personal profile] lilacsigil 2017-05-09 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
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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[personal profile] wildeabandon 2017-05-09 01:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Words can have multiple meanings, and very frequently the technical and colloquial meanings are different.
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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2017-05-09 01:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I am aware that words have multiple meanings, but it was the ideal place in the article to prove the exact point they had been making - that the BMI categories are not meant to be the sole or main measure of any individuals health, and can mislead.
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[personal profile] wildeabandon 2017-05-09 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Clearly interpretations differ, but that was exactly the point I took that paragraph to be making. What else do you think it was arguing?
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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2017-05-10 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
"It’s indisputable that Pink, who is known for singing while performing circus-like acrobatics, is far from obese."

This bit. Pink posted her statistics (which categorise her as obese) and the article immediately says, "Oh, no, obviously she's not".
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[personal profile] haggis 2017-05-09 12:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Re minefields - I have sympathy for the penguins but I do think if at all possible, something that looks like a field that can explode without warning should be replaced with a field that will not explode without warning!
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[personal profile] flaviomatani 2017-05-09 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, so you're Not A Goth. That brings me memories of usenet: uk.people.gothic and the WIG question back in the late '90s, which brought about many a flame war and endless argument.... :)