Can fat people be healthy? A provocative new study shows that obese people who are otherwise healthy live just as long as their slim counterparts.
And that wasn’t the only surprising finding. The study also showed otherwise healthy obese people are even less likely than lean people to die of cardiovascular disease.
“Our findings challenge the idea that all obese individuals need to lose weight,” study author Dr. Jennifer L. Kuk, assistant professor at York University School of Kinesiology & Health Science, said in a written statement. “Moreover, it’s possible that trying - and failing - to lose weight may be more detrimental than simply staying at an elevated body weight and engaging in a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.”” —
IT’S SUPERHERO SATURDAY.
There would be a Tiger and Bunny screenshot or piece of fanart to accompany this post but the episode is already out and I don’t want to check the tag and be spoiled too badly.
Beth and Brandie are coming over soon so that we can watch the newest episode with Beth and drink beer. Then gin. In fact, it’s Nerds and Gin Saturday again.
PLUS BECKY IS COMING OVER.