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(CNN)   Experts consider changing BMI scale for Asians, expected to increase the number of overweight and obese people worldwide to 1.7 billion   ( divider line
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2003-03-25 01:47:20 PM  
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"People get too fat when they eat too much and don't get enough exercise."

Is this intended to be humorous?
2003-03-25 02:25:56 PM  
Aww, This is Bull Shirt! I'm getting fatter and I haven't gained a pound. Asshats! So much for any diet. If I try to lose weight they'll just shift the farkin' scale on me. It's the insurance companies wanting to make more money.
2003-03-25 08:44:08 PM  
i'd recommend asians join an asian performance rights society. i can't imagine how BMI or ASCAP can be of service to them.

/might read the article, but not likely....
2003-03-25 08:44:52 PM  
But I'm not Asian
2003-03-25 08:45:46 PM  
Eh, this doesn't matter much. The BMI is pure bullshiat anyway, as is most health advice. Eat right and EXERCISE: it really is that simple!
2003-03-25 08:47:59 PM  
Breaking news: "People get too fat when they eat too much and don't get enough exercise."
2003-03-25 08:48:17 PM  
uh, according to this chart, at 5'9" my "healthy weight" is 125lbs to like 140. I weigh 125 right now, and my doctor is telling me I have to gain weight or else I'm going to be very very sick in a few years.

This BMI is a crock
2003-03-25 08:50:07 PM  
all I know, is that if "loving asians is wrong, I dont want to be right."

that is all.

THE social blunder.
2003-03-25 08:50:21 PM  
2003-03-25 08:50:34 PM  
Um, according to the national institute for heart, lungs, etc. etc., 125 would be on the verge of underweight, normal weight would be up to 165.

2003-03-25 08:50:59 PM  
I just ate Taco Bell so I am going to have an amazing BMI in an hour or two...
2003-03-25 08:53:42 PM  
Nice to know CNN. Thanks for keeping people seperated in groups.
2003-03-25 08:54:18 PM  
Just proves my point that no matter how skinny you are, someone will find some reason to call you fat.
2003-03-25 08:56:04 PM  
I'm 6' 3", weighing in at 140 lbs....

Gives me a BMI of 17.5

heh. heh.
2003-03-25 08:56:46 PM  
According to that chart, I'm about one trip to Krispy Kreme away from being overwieght. Guess it's time to break out the running shoes again.
2003-03-25 08:57:03 PM  
Maybe if I call Anne Coulter fat she will starve herself to death. (Faster than she already is.)
2003-03-25 08:57:14 PM  
The other 4.2 billion are malnourished. I choose fatness.
2003-03-25 08:57:21 PM  
BMI is stupid. Pregnant women, teenagers, runners, bodybuilders, cripples, retards, tall people and Eskimos aren't even applicable. What a piece.
2003-03-25 08:59:10 PM  
if you can't beat 'em, increase standards for 'em?
2003-03-25 08:59:52 PM  

That's what's known as a "Little Buddha". Chinese families are scaling down the number of children they have for obvious reasons and usually there is only one child (if it's a boy) in a family.

So they give that child anything he wants. A lot of them are chubby, little guys like this picture.

I don't know what they are trying to say by including the picture of Mao in the background, though.
2003-03-25 09:00:09 PM  
Obesity is the problem, fat camps are the solution. Forced excercise for some, miniature American flags for others!
2003-03-25 09:00:39 PM  
GIS for BMI. (shrugs)

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2003-03-25 09:01:56 PM  
uh, according to this chart, at 5'9" my "healthy weight" is 125lbs to like 140. I weigh 125 right now, and my doctor is telling me I have to gain weight or else I'm going to be very very sick in a few years.

This BMI is a crock

You probably need a new doctor. Unless you are feeling ill, or have lost a lot of weight in a short time.
2003-03-25 09:02:47 PM  
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2003-03-25 09:03:05 PM  
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Its amazing how afraid liberal men are of strong, beer drinking, gun toating women. Get some gonads son.
2003-03-25 09:03:54 PM  
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2003-03-25 09:04:58 PM  
And next they're going to rearrange the BMI for supermodels and actresses, so at 5'10" they must way 110 or less to not be obese.
2003-03-25 09:06:16 PM  
BMI is flawed anyway. As with all the various calculations for if you're fat or not it fails to take into account body type and muscle size. For instance someone with a bigger bone structure who lifts weights regularly will be considered overweight. For instance if I'm 5'10" and weigh 180 I have a BMI of 25.8 which is overweight.
2003-03-25 09:06:26 PM  
Anne Coulter is sexy until she opens her hate-filled mouth.

There is a difference between disagreeing with someone and calling everyone who disagrees with you an america-hater, a communist dupe, a fellow-traveller or any of the other smears that Anne uses on a regular basis.

See this weeks column where she compares certain NYC journalists to nazis. bravo. someone should call "Godwin" on her the same way the National Review did.
2003-03-25 09:10:12 PM  
Bill_Wick's_Friend: Gee, you never hear liberal journalists or editorialist ever calling anyone names they don't agree with. Oh no, never...

Welcome to Planet Reality.
2003-03-25 09:10:18 PM  
"People get too fat when they eat too much and don't get enough exercise."

Wow. I think these are the same scientists who figured out that lots of beer makes people drunk and football players like to nail cheerleaders.

BTW, the chicks in the picture are hot.
2003-03-25 09:10:27 PM  

Yep. But if you're a body builder you probably don't need a BMI calculator to tell you what shape you're in.

For the vast majority of people, the BMI is a good guideline. (Note: That's guideline, not absolute scale.) If the BMI doesn't really apply to you, then you probably already know this and know what shape you're in.

I've found the BMI to be a good tool to confront people about weight problems with. People that think they're 'chubby' tend to get a little weirded out when they see something that says that they are firmly in the obese category. Sometimes it's even enough to get them to do something about it.

Besides, that way YOU'RE not saying they're obese.
2003-03-25 09:11:14 PM  
um, the BMI is a very unhealthy standard for anybody that has any normal amount of muscle. and if you are 5'9" and weigh 125lb, yes that is low. unless you have no fat you're one puny lil farker!
2003-03-25 09:13:44 PM  

Yeah, for males that's pretty puny. For females it's not nearly as bad, and the chart is meant to be unisex.

And, according to the calculators, as I've said before, 125 pounds at 5'9" is on the borderline of underweight. That's a good hint that you should probably gain some weight.
2003-03-25 09:14:50 PM  
This is asinine. Why not just let people be what they want to be, rather than trying to push some moronic, overly idealistic standard on them?
I think I'll go sit on the "experts" who created the BMI (Bulemia Making Index). I'm pretty sure all of them would fit under my fat ass at the same time.

2003-03-25 09:16:13 PM  
BMI be damned- can't we all just agree that Asian women are hot?

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Mmmmmm... thin Asians.
2003-03-25 09:19:07 PM  
I think they should take the time to invent a better system is all. Something that takes into account skeletal structure, amount of muscle and gender.
2003-03-25 09:21:10 PM  
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I have always been partial to Indian beauties. My Italian wife is a dead ringer for the Hindu kind.
2003-03-25 09:22:27 PM  
What about Sumo wrestlers?
2003-03-25 09:24:48 PM  
Thales: They have one. At least for men, it's called go try to pick up a woman at a bar. If it consistently doesn't work, you are in need of self improvement in one of several ways...

1. You are fat.
2. You are ugly.
3. You have no game.

If you have game, but are fat and ugly, who cares.

If you are highly attractive, you are not fat, and you can get by without game.

If you are not that attractive and don't have any game, who cares, you aren't getting any anyway.
2003-03-25 09:25:50 PM  
Afraid of Anne Coulter, no. Afraid of being exposed to her mouth in person, little but yeah.
2003-03-25 09:32:47 PM  
For the record, its Ann Coulter, not Anne Coulter. She is a babe with a brain and you would beg to have that mouth. Damn, she is about the only whitey chick I would "HIT".
2003-03-25 09:32:55 PM  
And for those who say that I provide problems, but no solutions...

1. Fat: Don't eat so much and exercise.
2. Ugly: Proper hygene. If that doesn't work, get a crapload of money and a BMW. That will instantly increase your attractiveness ten-fold.
3. Make friends with a hot chick and bring her out with you. That will make all the other chicks want you.
2003-03-25 09:37:02 PM  
So, I see that 'expert' scientists are going to make a bunch of asians fat, huh? Well what is that supposed to accomplish? What are they going to do? Strap some poor Chinese folks down on a scale and stuff them full of donuts until their 'BMI scale' breaks under the weight?

What? Read the article? What for? I'm much too upset to read the article!
2003-03-25 09:37:12 PM  
Their is no escuse for being overweight. Get off your fat asses and exercise.
2003-03-25 09:38:08 PM  
Hey can we get into a cheesy flamewar where we all brag about how much we bench?

I'll start,
"Dude, I just blasted my pecs with a few quick sets of some pig iron. I don't know how much, I wasn't counting, but I think it was around 200..."
2003-03-25 09:39:37 PM  
Underweight = my BMI calc i made in perl :P)
2003-03-25 09:40:53 PM  
lets try this again...
Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

my BMI is 64.6 (from the calc Kyoryu linked to)

(or 64.75 using my BMI calc i made in perl :P)

stupid "<"
2003-03-25 09:41:48 PM  
SockMonkeyHolocaust Dude I just threw up 450.

On a more serious note 200 isn't much for bench.
2003-03-25 09:41:51 PM  
Good SoyBean, go hit that "whitey" chick and feel free to ignore anything else I post.
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