BMI: Body Mass Idiocy

As we explained yesterday, “Body Mass Index” is a simplistic measurement of human height and weight used by government to classify people as “overweight” and “obese.” But it doesn’t take into account factors like muscle mass—meaning that you can be classified as “fat” when you really aren’t. (This has been happening with schoolchildren in Britain.)

Who else falls into the BMI trap? Today’s CCF infographic presents a few famous “fatsos”—at least according to the U.S. government. Be sure to check out our complete list of supposedly flabby folks.


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