Yet another reason to hate the BMI

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According to The Metro , this elite female body builder was told by an NHS nurse that she needed to start dieting immediately and get more exercise, based simply on the fact that her body mass index (BMI) classified her as ‘overweight’. She was at the medical clinic to get contraception, and had not asked for any nutrition or lifestyle advice.

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  1. That used to happen to me all of the time when I was bodybuilding/powerlifting. When I weighed 185, I was the absolute best shape of my life… WAY better shape that any doctor I have ever met. (except, maybe, that one doctor I met at Kaiser…. he was bodybuilder).

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