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Old 08-30-2014, 10:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Cobb View Post
Do you think this is an American thing? It seems the American medical system always needs stuff to worry the public over, advertise to them they need to ask their doctor for a test, then get a prescription for a pill to fix it.
Unfortunately it seems to be a global trend, not just restricted to America.

I loved it a few years ago where people were having their kids cholesterol checked.
Folks are getting kinda paranoid with those "healthy" issue. But at a certain point, when people are kinda obsessed about having some disease, it turns into some mental health issue. Over-protective moms should stop freaking out and saying amen to everything they see on TV.

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Old 08-31-2014, 01:39 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hey, everybody! Le's use pseudoscience! Yay!
Not pseudoscience, but a measure applied as a quick screening tool for large populations of mostly-sedentary individuals. If you read any remotely-scientific article on it (starting with the Wikipedia one: Body mass index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) you'll see mention of the fact that athletic individuals will tend to have BMI in the "overweight" range because of increased muscle mass rather than fat.
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Jamesqf I have agree with you. At 49 I was mountain biking everyday and considered myself kinda fit. Yet at 6'3" and 240 I was borderline obese by bmi standards. On the plus side, it made me more conscious of my intake as I got older.

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