Saturday, April 02, 2005

www.yahoo.com news.....


Obesity Danger May Have Been Overstated

2 minutes ago Health - AP


By CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer

CHICAGO - Being overweight is nowhere near as big a killer as the government thought, ranking No. 7 instead of No. 2 among the nation's leading preventable causes of death, according to a startling new calculation from the CDC.







The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Tuesday that packing on too many pounds accounts for 25,814 deaths a year in the United States. As recently as January, the CDC came up with an estimate 14 times higher: 365,000 deaths.


The new analysis found that obesity — being extremely overweight — is indisputably lethal. But like several recent smaller studies, it found that people who are modestly overweight actually have a lower risk of death than those of normal weight.
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"it found that people who are modestly overweight actually have a lower risk of death than those of normal weight."
---be sure to burn this sentence into your brain NOW!
[the diet industry does NOT want you to know this!!]

there is a man who lives in my senior residence who is 84 and weighs maybe 250 lbs
and he eats anything that he wants to, all the forbidden stuff!

I read a report, once, from Finnland, a doctor found that a retiree has to weigh 30 to 50 lbs overweight before the death rate began to climb. but if you were even a little bit underweight, your death rate goes up IMMEDIATELY!! heaven help you if you are a woman, your death rate is 30% higher if underweight!

no reserves. no body fat to fight pnumonia and other conditions!

and WORSE, if you lose and gain it back and diet again, your deaqth rate is higher yet!

my motto: weigh 250 lbs if ya want to, but try to be fat from GOOD food, real good stuff like home made deserts...no junk!