Is BMI just a big fat lie? The obesity measure under the microscope


Great to see our Head of Memberships Greg Small in the Metro this week giving his opinion on BMI. When it comes to BMI it would seem a good case of common sense should be applied to the guidance of professionals.

One response to “Is BMI just a big fat lie? The obesity measure under the microscope

  1. Jennie tarsnane

    The problem with the waist to hip ratio is nearly as bad. If you are short waisted (less than 1-2 inches between bottom rib and iliac crest you will not have a waist in the true sense of the word. You will be straight up and down. So you could have (as I did) a 28 ‘ waist and 34 ‘ hips! This has now moved to 31 waist and 37 hips which is not a good ratio to have but definitely not dangerous! I think the only way to go is body composition Why not equip alll surgeries with tanita scales!

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