2013: bmi

I don’t know if anyone else is interested in that sorta stuff but

when I read Dylan’s autopsy report for the first time, since I am a bit crazy and have an ED, I went to calculate Dylan’s BMI (body mass index).

Even for someone in his late teens, Dylan was underweight with a BMI of 18.1. 

I wonder if it was the awkward teenhood-growing kinda inbalance that caused him to be a bit too skinny, or if he underate because of his depression, or actually maybe had an eating problem too? It made me quite curious.

If I had to guess I would say the dramatic weightloss happened in the weeks shortly before NBK, as in the older videos Dylan is very skinny but also still muscular and not looking underweight.

Eric’s weight wasn’t stated, so I couldn’t calculate his.


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anonymous asked:

Weight loss isn't a consistent symptom of celiac disease, the CDC just used to think it was. Now we know that ~30% of people with celiac have an underweight BMI, and lose weight or have problems maintaining their weight at "normal" levels when exposed to gluten. ~60% of celiacs have a normal or overweight BMI, and ~10% have an obese BMI. *Some* of the 70% w/a BMI >18 will lose weight if they go off gluten; most don't. So another good reason not to put a kid on a GF diet for weight loss!

Celiac is a life-threatening autoimmune disease, and has little to do with “GF diet for weight loss”. For celiac patients, continuing to eat gluten will kill them by destroying their small intestine and, whether or not they are fat, they should absolutely be on GF diets for life.

The BMI data is interesting though, and doctors should be made aware of it. Medical fatphobia is the bane of my existence, and many other chronically ill fat people feel the same way. I can see fat people getting much sicker than they need to before doctors will test them for celiac because of their ignorance and bigotry, and no one should have to go through that. 

No kid should be made to feel like they need to lose weight, imo.  It’s pretty unhealthy and there’s a lot of work done on how kids suffer long term psychological and physical consequences from this kind of abuse.  https://bigfatscience.tumblr.com/post/155744047050/dieting-is-unhealthy-for-children-and-adolescents is a good collection of evidence. @bigfatscience is great and I wholeheartedly recommend following them. 

A bit of a side note: gluten can certainly be a trigger for other things. I know other fibromyalgia patients whose flares are triggered by gluten, and I think I’ve talked to someone whose migraines were worsened by it. Some people are just allergic to wheat. So people without medical problems with gluten buying GF products is actually a benefit to people with gluten sensitivities, because it makes the food more plentiful and cheaper. 

-Mod Siarl

ETA: I kind of feel like this was a follow up or reply to something I missed, feel free to link things up if it is and I’ll post it. 

35299) One time we had to calculate our BMI in biology (which I refused to do) and I was helping my super skinny friend do hers and we must have done something wrong because it came out with her being obese which couldn’t possibly be right in a million years but I secretly felt so happy about it… Which is really terrible of me.

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I know that you don't like BMI because it doesn't have the nuances to determine individual body composition; how do you feel about something like BFI, particularly measured by something like hydrostatic weighing, as an indicator for health risk factors associated with having too much body fat in proportion to other bodily elements?

It’ll just get used to abuse fat people, so I’m against it. 

No one has really shown there are risks from being fat. It’s correlated, but no one has shown that it’s causative. They’re usually too bigoted to even try.  I’ve yet to see a study where they take into account and try to statistically correct for medical fatphobia and stress from weight based abuse. 

I personally think they should just stop weighing people.

-Mod Siarl 

anonymous asked:

I wish people around me would stop saying that I'm fat because ??? honestly I'm not, I have a bmi of 19.5 for god sake and yeah there's nothing wrong with being fat either way but idk my internalized fatphobia is getting really bad because of it

I’m sorry people are doing this to you, insecurity about your body can be horribly damaging.  They’re treating you badly and should stop. Your feelings are important, and I encourage you to work on accepting your body. 

However, you might not like what else I have to say about this. Please don’t think I’m trying to be dismissive of your pain, because I’m not. 

People should stop using fat as an insult, because it’s not a negative thing to be. People should not be calling you fat, not because you are or are not fat, but because it is a fatphobic slur to use the word that way. 

BMI is still garbage, and it really says nothing about whether you are fat or not. There are so many other factors, and BMI only measures a weight to height ratio.  It doesn’t measure body composition (muscle weighs more than fat).  It doesn’t take into account the size or density of your bones. It doesn’t take into account the weight of your breasts, if you have them.

One more thing: If you’re not fat, you can’t have internalized fatphobia. You can be insecure about your body, and you can be applying fatphobic ideals to your own body.  However, internalized oppression is negative attitudes towards yourself as a member of the oppressed group.  I can’t tell you whether you are fat or not, but if you’re not, then internalized fatphobia is not what you’re feeling. 

If you can, tell those people who are calling you fat they’re being shitty for me, will you?

-Mod Siarl

anonymous asked:

Hi !! Fat girl here with a question... does being fat make certain symptoms of certain illnesses worsen? Just cause im wondering if when a doctor reccomends you lose weight for certain things, its because the weight is making it worse. I know being fat doesnt exactly cause many (if any) health problems, but can it make ones you already have worse?? Btw i love yall, yall have really given me a good sense of who i am and helped me reclaim the word fat in my everyday life :) 💖

I feel like this is a huge question (in scope). Over the past year or so, I’ve begun to ask for evidence of weight making my own illnesses worse whenever they say something like that. So far, no doctor has been able to give this to me. 

I did get one paper that showed that thinner people had better luck with some of my rheumatoid arthritis drugs, but no evidence that I would have those same results if I lost weight.  And there’s still no way to actually get down to a normal BMI anyways, so…

Doctors should still treat the actual health problems you have, even if you’re fat. I know they don’t always want to, but developing the ability to say “What would you do for a thin person with this condition, I want that treatment” is a useful thing.  Unfortunately. 

-Mod Siarl. 

I love this quote I just found

“Nevertheless, many doctors and medical insurers continue to rely on BMI (deemed by NPR a “200-year-old numerical hack developed by a mathematician who was not even an expert in what little was known about the human body back then”) as an authoritative marker of health.”

anonymous asked:

I'm an 18 year old guy and my BMI says I'm obese, but I feel perfectly healthy. Why does this stupid unit of measurement only let people see me as a number, instead of a healthy human being.

The BMI is garbage, and I’m sorry people’s fatphobic adherence to it is making you feel bad. 

We know you’re not a number, and believe you are a healthy human being. 

-Mod Siarl 

(Side note: Healthiness is not a moral judgement. Healthy people are not better than unhealthy people. I can’t tell if you meant it to come off this way, but it kinda did to me, an incurably sick person. I know our society treats health as a personal moral obligation, but that is healthism.) 


Taylor’s first BMI red carpet interview in 2006


Daily reminder that your body knows what size to be

There are zero scientific studies showing that weight loss can be maintained long-term. 

Statistically, when it comes to BMI, average-weight people die less easily than the underweight, and overweight people die less easily than the average-weight. 

Fat in your hips and thighs is protective; it’s negatively correlated with cardiovascular disease. (In laywoman’s terms: The jigglier the hips and thighs, the better your ticker works.)