Skip to comments.Being Overweight Is Linked to Lower Risk of Mortality
Posted on 01/02/2013 4:45:07 AM PST by Olog-hai
The longest lived among us arent necessarily those who are of normal weight, says a new study.
According to new research this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers say that being overweight may lead to a longer life.
The somewhat surprising conclusion comes from an enormous, detailed review of over 100 previously published research papers connecting body weight and mortality risk among 2.88 million study participants living around the world. The new research confirms that obese people, and particularly those who are extremely obese, tend to die earlier than those of normal weight. But the findings also suggest that people who are overweight (but not obese) may live longer than people with clinically normal body weight.
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In other news, scientists find 100% mortality rate among the living. Film at 11.
Pass the pie, honey.
More beer bartender.......
“On a long enough timeline, everyone’s survival rate drops to zero.” - Tyler Durden
Leon Askin (General Burkhalter of Hogan’s Heroes fame) lived to be 97 !!
"....get the biscuits from under the dog dish Mabel, he's out chasing his shadow again"
The overweight designation is defined by the BMI which is bogus. Most professional athletes are probably oveerweight due to muscle weight. Fat, especially fat around the middle in men, is bad for you. Forget the Body Mass index if it’s between 25 and 30.
“Fat, especially fat around the middle in men, is bad for you”
Working on it; hard to get rid of!
Doc says my 149 LDL is too high however; and is prescribing a med to lower it. Kind of stinks, as I work out an hour per day 4-5 days per week and eat a good diet.
Grrr; going to really work now and get that belly fat gone.
Fat helps preclude death by starvation, perhaps.
There’s hope for Hillary.
She could live much longer than the average fat a$$.
I'm doing 12-14 hours of martial arts training a week and can't lose a pound. Found out that bad sleep habits can cause the weight as well.