Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Study: Chubby People Live Longest

"Health experts have long warned of the risk of obesity, but a new Japanese study warns that being very skinny is even more dangerous, and that slightly chubby people live longer.

People who are a little overweight at age 40 live six to seven years longer than very thin people, whose average life expectancy was shorter by some five years than that of obese people, the study found.

"We found skinny people run the highest risk" - Shinichi Kuriyama, an associate professor at Tohoku University's Graduate School of Medicine who worked on the long-term study of middle-aged and elderly people."



Blogger Dave said...

It makes perfect sense to me that being either too skinny or too fat is unhealthy. In fact it’s down right logical.

It’s like that old saying...everything in moderation.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

The really interesting thing about that study is that they found that fat people live longer than skinny people.

This goes against everything "conventional wisdom" preaches at us 24/7/365.

In fact they are on the verge of legislating "chubby" and fat as a drain on the healthcare system and will either tax people on it or simply not cover them... which if you believe this study, they should consider skinny people as an even higher risk and tax them even more!

11:36 AM  

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