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How cool is this?
While I'm no great believer in BMI as the ultimate arbiter of fatness, I can't help but feel that this is a very positive step.

(Link courtesy of the lovely whethergal)
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From: kaet Date: September 13th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
It does seem like a move in the irght direction, at least!
lanfykins From: lanfykins Date: September 13th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I've been following that. What I found interesting was this:

Elite's Gould said fashion was not to blame for eating disorders that usually started at home due to poor eating habits and constant dieting by mothers.

A very neat piece of dodging, since it then fails to explain why the mothers might want to be constantly dieting ;)
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: September 13th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't you like the way that it turns responsibility away from society and the media towards bloody stupid women again. After all, if we'd all just stop being so darn neurotic then seeing pictures of thin people wouldn't make us feel worthless, right?
chorus From: chorus Date: September 14th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I despise the BMI model myself, but I have to admit, that's a pretty cool concept. (Body fat percentage would no doubt be better but would take longer to calculate, alas.)

It's interesting they went with 18. 15-18 is considered underweight but still healthy. I guess they're really serious about it.
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