Big fat beat up

Staley, Louise
November 2008
Institute of Public Affairs Review;Nov2008, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p24
The article focuses on analyzing obesity with respect to body mass index (BMI). According to the World Health Organisation a person with a BMI above 30 is classified as obese, and anything over a BMI of 25 is considered overweight. The disadvantage of the BMI is that health experts know that the BMI is not a correct way to measure whether someone is too fat.


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