rainwound asked: Hello <3 Seen this one? I thought you'd enjoy this read! www(.)thestar(.)com / life/ health_wellness / 2013/12/02/healthy _obesity_a_myth_toronto_researchers_say(.)html
I have :) The HAES people either haven’t or have been ignoring it. The actual paper (like the research study) found elevated health risks even in the metabolically healthy group.
I think they have, if you look at the first comment:
“If they are using BMI they are by definition not doing science and their results should be buried. It assumes a linear relationship between height and weight when clear weight in fact goes up super linearly with height. Also, it says nothing of muscle or bone mass and is incapable of predicting abdominal fat.”
I know its not the most accurate system but I think these guys know how to properly measure it.
I find it quite hilarious when I see FAs going on about how BMI doesn’t account for body composition on individuals. In that sense, the BMI actually underreports obesity, according to a study. If we take body fat as the criteria for obesity like the WHO does, then the overweight and obesity rates would increase greatly. Very, very few people were reported as obese or overweight when they had healthy body fat ratios.
But I digressed, so I’ll STFU now. :P