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Paradox? Obese less likely to die after a heart attack and catch Tuberculosis

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posted on Jun, 26 2007 @ 11:50 PM
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Wow, Im kind of scratching my head on this one.

It seems that Obese people have a lower risk of getting sick from tuberculosis than normal or underweight people. The study done in honk kong looked at the records of over 42000 geriatric patients.

Obese people appear better protected from TB: study


And in Europe, research is showing that the post heart attack mortality is lower for obese patients than normal weight ones
Obesity Cuts Risk of Dying After Heart Attack


Not really sure what to make of it, but reducing ones weight is still an important goal IMHO




posted on Jun, 27 2007 @ 12:12 AM
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That is crazy......However I am sure that being fat increases your risk to have the heart attack in the first place



posted on Jun, 27 2007 @ 12:16 AM
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Originally posted by TXMACHINEGUNDLR
That is crazy......However I am sure that being fat increases your risk to have the heart attack in the first place


It does. if you read the article for the heart attack study it caustions that peopel should not simply get fat to achieve the better mortality numbers. Obesity and its assosiated problems like hypertension, diabetes etc, all increase the risk of having the attack. But being obease gives you a better survival rate.



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