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Being Overweight Is Linked to Lower Risk of Mortality
Time Health & Family ^ | Jan 02, 2013 | Laura Blue

Posted on 01/02/2013 4:45:07 AM PST by Olog-hai

The longest lived among us aren’t 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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at healthland.time.com ...


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1 posted on 01/02/2013 4:45:16 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

In other news, scientists find 100% mortality rate among the living. Film at 11.


2 posted on 01/02/2013 4:46:45 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Olog-hai

Pass the pie, honey.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 4:50:52 AM PST by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: Founding Father

More beer bartender.......


4 posted on 01/02/2013 4:54:10 AM PST by Average Al
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To: Olog-hai
I guess the insurance companies will have to consider this finding in their next assessment of risk and reduce the rates accordingly. /sarc.
5 posted on 01/02/2013 5:01:36 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Cincinatus

“On a long enough timeline, everyone’s survival rate drops to zero.” - Tyler Durden


6 posted on 01/02/2013 5:10:52 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Olog-hai

Leon Askin (General Burkhalter of Hogan’s Heroes fame) lived to be 97 !!


7 posted on 01/02/2013 5:20:42 AM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: Olog-hai

"....get the biscuits from under the dog dish Mabel, he's out chasing his shadow again"

8 posted on 01/02/2013 5:23:10 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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9 posted on 01/02/2013 5:26:03 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


10 posted on 01/02/2013 5:53:14 AM PST by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is just enough to win elections)
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“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.


11 posted on 01/02/2013 6:10:18 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: Olog-hai

Fat helps preclude death by starvation, perhaps.


12 posted on 01/02/2013 6:41:27 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Olog-hai

There’s hope for Hillary.

She could live much longer than the average fat a$$.


13 posted on 01/02/2013 6:49:43 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
I work out an hour per day 4-5 days per week and eat a good diet.

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.

14 posted on 01/02/2013 7:40:16 AM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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