NPR Reports BMI’s are O-U-T
Here’s an interesting take on the validity of BMI statistics and whether or not they truly reflect a person’s level of obesity. If you’ve ever applied for life insurance and you were rejected, it’s probably because of your health statistics — including your BMI rating. It’s interesting that this “test” is as old as it is — I thought it was something Met Life dreamed up in an attempt to include more folks as uninsurable and would include them in their sub-standard ratings. Take a read and see what you think — some of the comments left by other folks who read the article were pretty interesting, also.