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BMI SCALE BULL$#!%

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Published on Jan 28, 2012

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In this video, I deconstruct the widely accepted usage of the Body Mass Index scale in the medical field. Premised on the understanding that many bodies do not fit into the BMI's prediction of health, I unravel the history of the BMI and how it became integrated into the mainstream in the USA. I talk about why the BMI scale fails as a measure of health and conclude, based upon its history, that the BMI stays in effect because it is more profitable than a healthier, more holistic standard.

SOURCES & FURTHER READING
Redux recalled as unsafe after 6M claims -
http://www.productliabilitylawyer.com...

Rush toward new weight-loss drugs tramples patients' health - http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html...

CCF report on redefinition of "overweight" to benefit the diet industry & interested panelists -
http://www.obesitymyths.com/downloads...

Why the BMI is bogus -
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...

Fat and healthy, not an oxymoron -
http://eng.feministblogs.org/tag/bmi/

The BMI Project, illustrating the BMI's ineffectiveness -
http://kateharding.net/bmi-illustrated/

Penn & Teller's BULLSHIT!: Obesity (S5xE01)

Primary data - the CDC on BMI: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/asse...

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