今天的高级听力 BMI Is Challenged from BBC20240515 请版主删除此帖

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My transcript:

Now, are you one of those who’ve managed to avoid the dreaded Middle Aged Spread? If so, well done, but you may want to listen closely to the following story. Italian scientists say millions of middle-aged adults who believe they’re a healthy weight may in fact be obese. The scientists reached this conclusion after they looked at people’s Body Fat Percentage instead of calculating their Body Mass Index, or BMI, a measure that’s commonly used to determine if people are over-weight. Phillip Rocksby is our health reporter and told us more about the study.

BMI, Body Mass Index, is the standard we have of measuring how healthy people are, whether they’re healthy weight, over-weight or obese, but it’s quite, it’s quite a broad-brush thing, and it doesn’t pick up, doesn’t pick up, doesn’t know the difference between fat, and muscle and bones. So if you’re a very muscley person like a bodybuilder, you seem to be a bit obese when acutally you might be quite fit. So this time researchers scanned thousands of people instead, looking at how much body fat was in somebody’s body, a percentage. And they found that, they actually found a lot more people were obese than the standard method of finding out, and so they’re warning that BMI on its own isn’t really a great method. And we know that because previously studies have also said it’s it’s quite broad-brush; it doesn’t really work very well. So they’re saying, you know, always think of other things you can do to find out if people are obese.

And they’re saying that potentially there could be millions of people who think that they’re not obese who actually are. And why is it important to find out if you’re obese?

Well, obesity is a chronic disease…


Challenge yourself for the rest of the story, will yah?

:slight_smile:

Pan.
2024年5月18日

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part 2

… and it leads to all sorts of other health issues like conditions like Type II diabetes, and it ups your risk of heart disease, and stroke, cardiovascular disease. So it’s a major major health issue. And we know that right around the world globally, there’s a huge increase in the number of people who are obese, particularly in western countries, in places like the USA it’s well over a third of people are obese. So there’re huge health issues connected with it, so the closer we are to knowing exactly how many people really are obese then the better it is for us to try and help them.

So people listening to this, if they’re worried, what can they do?

Well, I think, SHE CHUCKLES, it, this is acknowledging that as we eat, and this is really about middled aged people onwards, our bodies do change. And actually we do tend to get a pile lot of body fat around the middle, and our muscle mass declines as well. And so our bodies are changing and we have to maybe think about that ___ (be old?) as we age, and maintain exercise, think about our diet a bit more closely, and be aware that our bodies are changing.

Good advice. That was Phillipa Rocksby.

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Pan.

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