Folks, with respect, BMI is roundly, solidly debunked. Everything else, heartbreakingly spot on. I fought obesity, and am one of the ones who has found a way to negotiate a truce.
Please also see this, which really validates your points:
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis…
For what it’s worth. I am sick unto fucking death of fat shamers. Just sick of it. And to your point, dear god, all the skinny people who die young for lifestyle reasons. Not fat. Monumentally stupid. But then folks who hate their own bodies will come up with any reason to hate anyone who doesn’t look like a fucking fitness model.
Hope these articles add value. Your article was great, just, kindly, check into the BMI piece. It’s not just outmoded, it’s completely wrong. Don’t take my word for it.