Yeah! Taiwan to have really fat soldiers!

Yeah!  Taiwan to have really fat soldiers!

Prior to 2016, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense allowed recruitment of both men and women with a BMI under 30.  In 2017, the new rules say men with a BMI of 31 are eligible for military recruitment physical screening but women must have a BMI of no more than 26 to be eligible.  Critics say this is discrimination against women.

Yeah!  Underweight is a BMI less than 18.5.  Healthy weight is a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9.  Overweight is a BMI between 25 and 29.9.  And obese is a BMI of over 30.

According to this scale, Taiwanese men eligible for military recruitment physical screening will be obese with a BMI of 31, and Taiwanese women eligible for military recruitment physical screening will be overweight with a BMi of 26.

Taiwan’s new recruits will be obese men and overweight women.  In other words, they will be very fat men and fat women recruits.

Yeah!

 

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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