Thursday, May 10, 2007

Well, ..Just, ..Hell!!

It turns out, even skinny people are fat!

Who knew? Even people who appear thin may have hidden fat deposits around vital organs, which can still lead to heart disease and diabetes according to a recent study at Imperial College, London.

According to the data, people who maintain their weight through diet rather than exercise are likely to have major deposits of internal fat, even if they are otherwise slim. "The whole concept of being fat needs to be redefined," said Bell, whose research is funded by Britain's Medical Research Council.
Here's the kicker -
"Even people with normal Body Mass Index scores -- a standard obesity measure that divides your weight by the square of your height -- can have surprising levels of fat deposits inside."

So all you skinny people can start to worry like the rest of us. Even naturally thin people need to exercise.


Anne said...

Just another reason the BMI as an indicator of health is pretty much bogus.

Brave Sir Robin said...

When I (rarely) hit my BMI, I look sickly.

Camera Obscura said...

If photos add 10 lbs, then dude, you're not fat.

Anne said...

Mine is toward the upper end of the healthy range, I guess, but given my training volume I'm more concerned about injury than some random number that doesn't have any meaningful correlation with body fat percentage. If I worry about weight at all with respect to health, it's just out of concern for the pounding my knees take when I run.

Anne said...
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Brave Sir Robin said...

mine is all around the middle.

(and that picture is about 10 lbs ago)

it's just out of concern for the pounding my knees take when I run. - When I run, I have to really warm up first or my knees and ankles go nuts.