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Thin Is in, But Fat Might Be Better

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A highly debated study says overweight people may live longer

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:28 pm
Thanks for the article.

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:21 pm
A little junk in the trunk is always good.

pam w (139)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:12 pm's all balance!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:28 pm
I agree with Pam

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:27 am
BMI of 25 would indicate a womens size of 5-7, not 12.

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:09 am
noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:34 am
Noted,Thanks Cal.

Jaime Alves (52)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:06 am

Gloria p (304)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:45 am
I like being skinny.

donnaa D (14)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 7:50 am
i have my doubts that being over weight helps u live longer, just be the right weight for your height

paul m (93)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:01 am

Who decides what's in ?

Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:36 am
Noted. Best somewhere in between. If you eat healthyu foods your weight is not as critical.

Winnie Adams (179)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:47 am
That's no excuse to be unhealthy and not participate in some form of exercise like walking.

Christine W (10)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 1:13 pm
Thanks for the article. I think the most important thing is how you feel with your own body. I've just started the Slimming World diet because I'm unhappy with myself since putting on weight.

Margery Coffey (8)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 2:02 pm
Well it depends on a lot of things. The body style you inherit is a big factor, and your actual health is also one. If you are overweight and don't get sick and lead an active life then it is probably okay. If you are chronically ill from the weight then it isn't. If weight prevents you from doing what you want to do then you need to think about it. One measuring stick does not fit all cases.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 2:20 pm
I don't think I can believe this, at least not in many cases. But I have often thought that, if the "perfect"/"normal"/"medium" size were found for an indivdual, based on many factors, and the question was posed whether it was better to be a *little* chubbier or a *little* skinnier than that... it would CLEARLY be better to be a little chubbier.

Natalie V (27)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 2:54 pm

Vicky P (476)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 3:53 pm
A bit of meat is never a bad thing, too big is bad as it brings diseases, too thin can also be a big problem

John B (185)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:11 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Lisa O'Neill Hill. I think I'll take the results with a grain of salt. Lifestyle, body type have a lot to do with how healthy you are whether you are "thin" or "fat". Read and noted.

reft h (66)
Friday January 18, 2013, 12:09 am
moderation in all things - including how skinny or chubby..... too much or too little either way not healthy...

Past Member (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:51 am
Sorry this study was already spanned by others in their medical profession.

Back on your treadmills. No I am not kidding fat is not healthy.

Brad Kraus (6)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:37 am
Thanks for the post. It goes to show the more we know the more there is to find out. Yes, Pam, its all about balance.

Patricia H. (440)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:54 pm

Peggy Peters (29)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:07 pm
Interesting. How "healthy" can you be, if you can't see your feet when you stand up????
On the other hand, how "healthy" are you if everyone keeps mistaking you for the skeleton in a biology classroom?
Every ~body~ is different so studies like these don't necessarily ring true.
Good post, Cal......very provocative!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:52 pm
Noted, thanks !
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