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Old 11-29-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Get out your tape measures...

For all the skeptics in the recent BMI thread, here is some more information about obesity and mortality:

Simoson et al, Obesity 2007;15:994-1003

Studied about 40,000 people (both sexes) in Australia (a different ethnic stew than the USA), tried to correlate measures of obesity with overall mortality. Waist measurement and waist-to-hip ratios were the strongest predictors (better than BMI). For practical purposes, the waist measurement alone is just about as good as the ratio.

You measure waist circumference at the upper edge of your side pelvic bones (iliac crest) and keep the tape horizontal regardless of posture. 40 and 35 inches (men and women respectively) are clearly an important danger point, but it's a linear relationship. This is not generally the way you measure clothing, by the way. A good practice is to calculate the BMI and use the waist measurement to dampen errors resulting from high muscle mass, unusual body types, etc.

Waist-to-hip ratio for men should be less than 1 and for women less than 0.85 ideally. Above those levels risk rises steadily.

So, boys and girls, if you don't believe in the BMI get out the tape measure.
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Waist-to-hip ratio for men should be less than 1 and for women less than 0.85 ideally. Above those levels risk rises steadily.
So Rich, this means if I ever find me a gal with a big booty she should last a good long time?

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So Rich, this means if I ever find me a gal with a big booty she should last a good long time?

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She'll probably "last" longer than you will .
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She'll probably "last" longer than you will .
LOL! That can be a problem!

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LOL! That can be a problem!

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Well, women are the "superior" sex.........or is that they HAVE superior sex
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Well, women are the "superior" sex.........or is that they HAVE superior sex
Excuse my clinical state of mind, but to me Superior means the one on top. Is that what you meant?
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Seems that you young people always have your minds in the gutter
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You can find easy woman in the gutter and you usually don't even have to buy them dinner.
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