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Originally posted by Wolf321
Well, while being healthy is an ideal state in most situations, there is something to be said for being a little plush.
Originally posted by g146541
It is funny that some view it this way.
The fat will die first.
Consider bears, get fat right up until time to hybernate and survive off of their fat until food is available.
Still think the fat ones will be the first to perish?
Food for thought.
Originally posted by Binder
reply to post by Thunderheart
There is a bit of a misconception about fat being a storehouse or granary of sorts for the body. If you took someone with 3% body fat, and someone with 30% body fat, and starved them both to death the skinny person would be about 1% body fat when they died, and the "plushier" person would be about 20% body fat when they died. Fat doesn't store everything necessary to maintain life. You can starve to death, and still be fat. Both subjects in this scenario would be dead in about 2 weeks. The fat guy might even die sooner due to a fat embolus.