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Dwayne Johnson

Lean, mean -- and obese, according to BMI charts

To the editor: According to my body mass index, not only have I been overweight for years, I've even been obese. ("BMI mislabels 54 million Americans as 'overweight' or 'obese,' study says," Feb. 4)

Really? I am 65 and have worked out all of my adult life. I'm 5 feet 8 and 176 pounds. My blood pressure is around 104/66, my resting pulse is 57 beats per minute, I wear size 32 pants and my body fat is about 16%. The next time I see my 47-year-old friend at the gym, I may call 911, because at 5 feet 6 and 200 pounds, the BMI guidelines suggest...