You Might Be Thinner (or Fatter) Than You Think According to New BMI…

The formula used to calculate body mass index (BMI) has erroneously made tall people seem fatter than they are and shorter people seem thinner, according to mathematicians who say that it didn't take into account that a person's weight grows with their height. So an Oxford mathematician has come up with a new formula… » 1/21/13 12:20pm 1/21/13 12:20pm

Something's Wrong With The Body Mass Index

If you've ever calculated your BMI (body mass index) and groaned at the category you found yourself in, you're not alone. And a post on the blog Feministe links to a collection of photos put together by a woman named Kate Harding. Harding asked friends — and any other women — to volunteer photographs, height and… » 10/02/07 12:00pm 10/02/07 12:00pm