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Millions of Americans became "fat" Wednesday -- even if they didn't gain a pound -- as the federal government adopted a controversial method for determining who is considered overweight.
originally posted by: dollukka
Staying away from fast carbs and artificial sweeteners alltogether and choosing food with low glycemic index would improve a lot these statistics. Also using a lot of cooking oil is not so good as cooking oils are almost 100% energy.
Overwieght people tend to live longer. How do we know what is the healthiest wieght for each person without taking into account their specific genetics? Do we want people to be normal wieght but not live as long? Is that the goal?
This and related headlines come from a large review of previous research that found that those categorised as overweight were around 6% less likely to have died by the end of a study than those of a healthy weight.
Relative to normal weight, both obesity (all grades combined) and obesity grades 2 and 3 (BMI ≥35) were associated with a significantly higher death rate. All obesity grades combined increased death risk by 18%, whereas the more severe grades (2 and 3 combined) had a 29% increase in risk.Grade 1 obesity was not associated with a significantly higher death rate.
Also strange how you never see fat people in sustained famine conditions - must just be lucky westerners who can put on weight when consuming less energy than they use. Or most fat people just lie about how much food they munch each day. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
originally posted by: Toadmund
a reply to: grainofsand
I have to make a point to eat, otherwise I lose weight.