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Study finds obesity may not lead to poor health

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posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 09:51 PM
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Study finds obesity may not lead to poor health


www.bruneinews.net

Heart specialists in the US have assessed that people can be overweight and otherwise healthy.

A new study suggests that a surprising number of overweight people, or about half of the study group, have normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while the equal number of slim people suffer from some of the ills associated with obesity.
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 09:51 PM
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Finally some good news in the world....Well for people like myself any way....


www.bruneinews.net
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 10:03 PM
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This is good news for you and me
I have been over weight for many years and every time i go to the doc he is shocked that i don't have problems

I can keep up with most people and they are shocked to think a over weight male in my mid 30's can do so I love my beer and love my food You have to injoy your self some way in life



And when people don't have food i'm going last longer


[edit on 11-8-2008 by duffster]



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 10:16 PM
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hmmm, I can believe that some of the supposed dangers of being overweight have been exaggerated by the "obesity epidemic," but I hope this article isn't justification for the extra pounds. A healthy, fit, able body coincides with a healthy mind.



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 10:21 PM
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LOL...this is ONE study and a pathetic one at that. I have nothing against fat/overweight people but the stooge docs that conducted this are not going to convince the majority of the other docs and healthcare professionals.



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 11:08 PM
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I have to agree with Solar Storm. Having worked in nursing for almost 30 years I can tell you that I have NEVER seen a fat person live to be in their 80's. Not one single obese person have I ever seen enjoy longevity. Even smokers who may be dying of lung cancer or emphysema can make it longer than obese people.

I think the study is flawed or flat out lying.

Even our government is giving out tax incentives for people to lose weight but none for smokers to quit smoking. I think they know which group costs more in days off from work, increased health care benefits used, disability payments, etc. Else they would not be willing to lose potential tax dollars.

Just sayin'.



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 11:41 PM
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I am curious who sponsored this study. I have a hard time believing it. Next we will find a study showing that watching reality TV is actually stimulating to the brain and increases intelligence.



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by Karlhungis
I am curious who sponsored this study. I have a hard time believing it. Next we will find a study showing that watching reality TV is actually stimulating to the brain and increases intelligence.


are you trying to tell me it doesnt !!!


damn thats what im doing wrong

boy thats a kicker now i guess ur gunna try telling me that smoking isnt going to make me fit


id find the above article alittle hard to stomach (no pun intended), seems like this coulda been sponsored by some junk food company or perhaps trying to cover someones butt in regards to the carcongenic chemicals put into food these days ...



[edit on 12-8-2008 by Demandred]



posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 12:02 AM
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There is a VAST difference between overweight and obese.



posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 12:07 AM
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90% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. Don't worry, it's just a coincidence.



posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 01:00 AM
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Originally posted by WEOPPOSEDECEPTION
90% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. Don't worry, it's just a coincidence.

Correlation =/= causation.

Is it the overweight factor that causes the diabetes, or is it the diabetes causing the overweight factor? Has anyone even studied this?



posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 01:22 AM
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I too think this is a ridiculous conclusion to come to, and potentially dangerous at that.

There are probably enormous Americans out there thinking "oh wow, I'll get two burgers at McDonalds now then..." due to it!



posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 01:58 AM
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Originally posted by sir_chancealot

Originally posted by WEOPPOSEDECEPTION
90% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. Don't worry, it's just a coincidence.

Correlation =/= causation.

Is it the overweight factor that causes the diabetes, or is it the diabetes causing the overweight factor? Has anyone even studied this?




"God damn die-a-beatus."


If you don't have a glandular problem, then no. There is no excuse for being fat. Not even the diabeatus.



posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 02:54 AM
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This is nothing new. It's been known for years that, much of the time, obesity does not directly contribute to illness. Many obese people are otherwise quite healthy.

I'm 6'7", 330 lbs., I'm pretty sure that puts me well over the threshold into obesity, but I have picture perfect cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart rate (and that's been the case since I was a child).

I've always thought that obesity is more a symptom of unhealthy lifestyle - you see someone who weighs three hundred pounds, and there's a good chance they got that way by eating processed food, and a lot of it. The obesity isn't a disease, it's a symptom.

The health risks associated with obesity, like heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, can be caused by any number of environmental factors. If a person gets to be overweight because they eat too much guacamole and drink too much stout (like me), they're going to be a lot healthier than someone who got to be overweight on a steady diet of Twinkies.



posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 07:13 AM
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Exactly. Obesity may not lead to poor health, but on the other hand, poor health could lead to obesity.

Like sir_chancealot said. One does not necessarily mean the other



posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 07:54 AM
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And this research is sponsored by this .. eh, forgot the name
.. big food network with clown commercials,by any chance ?
Fat is not automatically ill, unhealthy, diabetic and other bas stuff. But it is huuuuge risk factor. And ill is not automatically fat. Untreated diabetics in the final stages loose weight a lot. Not get fat. There are viruses that get people fat, but it is a minority of cases. Poor diet, lack of family-together meals, lack of exercise, and fast food.




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