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(Daily Star)   Selfish mother refuses to admit her clinically obese son is fat (with offensive pic of huge child)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 182
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2012-05-04 07:22:38 PM
Be willing to bet that they used BMI, which should never be used when assessing a growing child.

That kid is most definitely not overweight.
 
2012-05-04 07:52:03 PM
Pffft. He's not even a third of an American kid.
 
2012-05-04 08:09:39 PM
Wow. So that's considered obese in the UK? There is an exercise program at our local elementary school for overweight kids, but none of them look like him. They look more like this.
 
2012-05-04 08:23:43 PM
This obesity thing is getting out of hand. It's easy to see when someone is obese, and that should be quite enough.
 
2012-05-04 08:32:18 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Be willing to bet that they used BMI, which should never be used when assessing a growing child.

That kid is most definitely not overweight.


The article says his BMI was between 91 and 97. Which makes absolutely no sense.
 
2012-05-04 08:34:02 PM
Disgusting. At least mark your stuff NSFW, subby.
 
2012-05-04 08:36:14 PM

hardyz1: Bathia_Mapes: Be willing to bet that they used BMI, which should never be used when assessing a growing child.

That kid is most definitely not overweight.

The article says his BMI was between 91 and 97. Which makes absolutely no sense.


That's because BMI was never meant to be used on children in the first rate. This isn't the first time we've got one of these article from the U.K. where an obviously normal weight child has been labeled overweight.
 
2012-05-04 08:40:16 PM

Bathia_Mapes: hardyz1: Bathia_Mapes: Be willing to bet that they used BMI, which should never be used when assessing a growing child.

That kid is most definitely not overweight.

The article says his BMI was between 91 and 97. Which makes absolutely no sense.

That's because BMI was never meant to be used on children in the first rate. This isn't the first time we've got one of these article from the U.K. where an obviously normal weight child has been labeled overweight.


I think what maybe hardyz1 meant was that it's not physically possible for that kid to have a BMI in the 90's. He'd have to weigh like 300 lbs.
 
2012-05-04 08:50:21 PM
F*CK! What a LARDO!!!
 
2012-05-04 08:52:41 PM

Via Infinito: He'd have to weigh like 300 lbs.


I didn't do any calculations, but I'll accept your answer.

According to the article the kid weighs 44 lbs.
 
2012-05-04 09:08:46 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Via Infinito: He'd have to weigh like 300 lbs.

I didn't do any calculations, but I'll accept your answer.

According to the article the kid weighs 44 lbs.


I'm ashamed to say I have BMI app readily available. Most of the time I hate it. This time it was actually nice to use it in a way that didn't make me want to kill myself later. I just put in a bunch of different heights and weights to see if I could come up with a BMI of 90. It was around 300lbs for a 4ft tall kid. (I guestimated his height...)
 
2012-05-04 09:10:21 PM
"Mother, do you think they'll drop the bomb?"

;)
 
2012-05-04 09:13:09 PM
I'm betting they meant between the 91st and 97th percentile. I dunno.
 
2012-05-04 09:13:53 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Be willing to bet that they used BMI, which should never be used when assessing a growing child.

That kid is most definitely not overweight.


Came here to say this.
 
2012-05-04 09:14:46 PM
okay, kid isn't fat. but:
Wendy, a self-employed beauty therapist,

really? self-employed beauty therapist? you're a farking avon lady.
 
2012-05-04 09:14:56 PM
My boss just threatened to fire me for looking at that fat f*ck.
 
2012-05-04 09:15:15 PM
Because somebody's gotta post it

edge.ebaumsworld.com
 
2012-05-04 09:15:42 PM
Ya got me, friend.
 
2012-05-04 09:16:18 PM
95% of American kids would eat him and go back for seconds.
 
2012-05-04 09:16:24 PM
Is The Star like The Sun, but even dimmer?
 
2012-05-04 09:16:25 PM
This whole "war on fat" is having some dumb unintended consequences and kids are one of them. Anorexia is up in teenagers quite a bit for the first time in a long time. Doesn't get much play in the media because "thin is good". That's the problem: Kids hear all this shiat about fat being really, really bad for you, thin being the thing. They punch their weight in to the stupidly low range BMI calculator and it has them at the high end of normal so they think "Oh shiat I have to get skinner!" This of course combined with the normal body-image issues kids have.

We have got to stop this madness. Is obesity a problem? You bet. However it is not NEAR the problem that being underweight is. We also have to stop with this "one size fits all" number that is the BS called BMI. Particularly since they keep working to push it down. Now they want to redifine so the high end of normal is called "near overweight".

There needs to be some farking sense in all this. Encouraging people to manage their weight is good. Worshiping the alter of bean-pole thin is very bad.
 
2012-05-04 09:17:20 PM
Wow. He's hideous. What a lard-ass.
 
2012-05-04 09:17:31 PM

feffer: I'm betting they meant between the 91st and 97th percentile. I dunno.


Top two percent i was told...

Heh.

;)
 
2012-05-04 09:17:37 PM
anyone who thinks the BMI chart/calculation is still relevant and accurate is stupid. like porn, we know obesity when we see it.
 
2012-05-04 09:17:38 PM
Clearly, the child is just retaining juice. No more unlimited juice kid, the party is over.
 
2012-05-04 09:18:28 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

what a fat bastard. I hate obese people.

/why's mummy taking a poo?
 
2012-05-04 09:18:41 PM

Indubitably: feffer: I'm betting they meant between the 91st and 97th percentile. I dunno.

Top two percent i was told...

Heh.

;)


P.S. Statistics were meant to be told...
 
2012-05-04 09:19:12 PM
American kids wouldn't consider him a light snack.
 
2012-05-04 09:20:22 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: feffer: I'm betting they meant between the 91st and 97th percentile. I dunno.

Top two percent i was told...

Heh.

;)

P.S. Statistics were meant to be told...


P.P.S. Oops; i thought we were talking IQ...heh.
 
2012-05-04 09:21:01 PM

Revek: American kids wouldn't consider him a light snack.


He needs a light snack.
 
2012-05-04 09:21:39 PM

hardyz1: Bathia_Mapes: Be willing to bet that they used BMI, which should never be used when assessing a growing child.

That kid is most definitely not overweight.

The article says his BMI was between 91 and 97. Which makes absolutely no sense.


I think they mean it is in the 91-97th percentile for his age. Kid does not look fat, might be muscular. I want to see him without the baggy shirt.
 
2012-05-04 09:22:54 PM

Raspil: anyone who thinks the BMI chart/calculation is still relevant and accurate is stupid. like porn, we know obesity when we see it.


Why--aside from it's easier for the insurance fools--did we even go to BMI to decide if someone was "overweight"? What happened to the much more accurate body-fat percentage?

Yes yes, it's much more time consuming to measure one's fat at three body points and then average them together to discover that even though you have a "normal" weight you actually have a 44% body fat percentage; but isn't that better than comfortingly lying to yourself that your BMI is in the "normal" range?
 
2012-05-04 09:23:23 PM
Teen girls should be told they are fat early and often. But messing with boys body image? that's messed up. We don't want to end up with skinny farks wearing skinny jeans
 
2012-05-04 09:24:36 PM

Ed Finnerty: Pffft. He's not even a third of an American kid.


Stick around and be patient, what happens in England now will happen in Amerika in 10 years or less.
 
2012-05-04 09:25:18 PM

Moonfisher: Kid does not look fat, might be muscular. I want to see him without the baggy shirt.


uvtblog.com
 
2012-05-04 09:25:29 PM

Bathia_Mapes: According to the article the kid weighs 44 lbs.


but the BIG STORY is that "Mum was shocked when she got a letter from his school"

that's what earned it a greenlight
 
2012-05-04 09:26:32 PM
Somebody probably entered his height incorrectly into the calculator.
 
2012-05-04 09:28:58 PM

Max Awesome: Wow. He's hideous. What a lard-ass.


Next thing you know he'll be in the middle of a pie-eating contest...

images.fanpop.com
 
2012-05-04 09:29:14 PM
Nah, mom's a ginger. It's ginger discrimination.
 
2012-05-04 09:31:01 PM
BMI is a LAZY LAZY LAZY measurement system. It's only height and weight.

I could build a quick visual scanning system to do a rough body fat % estimate. If you want anything closer you'd at least have to do skinfold, although I know there's a low cost ultrasound device that might work better to work large numbers of people.
 
2012-05-04 09:32:42 PM

Coelacanth: Revek: American kids wouldn't consider him a light snack.

He needs a light snack.


My snack is Supermoon tomorrow!!!

Hah!

Prepare to be mooned, biatches!

Heh.

;)
 
2012-05-04 09:32:52 PM

Bathia_Mapes: hardyz1: Bathia_Mapes: Be willing to bet that they used BMI, which should never be used when assessing a growing child.

That kid is most definitely not overweight.

The article says his BMI was between 91 and 97. Which makes absolutely no sense.

That's because BMI was never meant to be used on children in the first rate. This isn't the first time we've got one of these article from the U.K. where an obviously normal weight child has been labeled overweight.


Pedes is whack, yo. Try doing protein for a sick one.
 
2012-05-04 09:32:59 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: okay, kid isn't fat. but:
Wendy, a self-employed beauty therapist,

really? self-employed beauty therapist? you're a farking avon lady.


I'm not even sure they HAVE Avon in the UK, it could just as easily be a home hair salon or something (there's a few of those in my town). It's a UK paper-rag, they probably just make up terms for that.
 
2012-05-04 09:33:35 PM
Came for fat people claiming BMI is nonsense because it doesn't work for Olympic weight-lifters.
 
2012-05-04 09:33:41 PM
Maybe he's just "girthy".

/chicks dig that
 
2012-05-04 09:34:01 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Max Awesome: Wow. He's hideous. What a lard-ass.

Next thing you know he'll be in the middle of a pie-eating contest...


Don't bring me into this.
 
2012-05-04 09:34:22 PM
Too much blood pudding ya little fatso.

www.phlebotomist.net
 
2012-05-04 09:37:04 PM
I view BMI as a general guide not as a rule. I'm 6'3" and 170 lbs so my BMI is 21.2. I'm in the normal weight range. My roommate was a bodybuilder and still works out a lot. He is huge and i'm sure has a much higher BMI. But he is mostly muscle and is not obese. So I think that obsessing over it is silly but it is not all that bad as a general thing.
 
2012-05-04 09:39:04 PM
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2012-05-04 09:39:42 PM

Umfufu: Nah, mom's a ginger. It's ginger discrimination.


They have no souls.

It's been scientifically proven.
 
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