To diagnose the flu, start with your shoe size times 7.

Ragen Chastain at Dances with Fat makes clear the arbitrariness of BMI as an index of health:

If people are interested in public health then they can work to make sure that everyone has access to the foods they want to eat, safe movement options, and true information, and that their choices are respected.  They can also stop trying to use public health to make individual’s bodies the public’s business, or to suggest that everyone whose weight in pounds times 703 divided by their height in inches squared is not between 18.5 and 24.9  should be eradicated/prevented.

Well, when you put it that way…

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