There is a growing body of evidence that the numbers being bruited about on obesity are garbage.
I happen to agree with Dean Edell. When it comes to health, people are focused on the wrong thing. Weight isn’t the issue. Inactivity, bad diet and poor lifestyle are the issues. A person who eats poorly and never excercises is unhealthy, even if their metabolism makes them skinny. And a person who eats well, lives right, gets plentiful sleep and exercise is healthy, even if their genes make them overweight.
Health is a personal thing. Applying some BMI statistic as though it were handed down on Sanai is anything but personal.