Lies and Ignorance About "Obesity"Submitted by Robert Timsah on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 17:52
DID YOU KNOW: THAT 30% to 40% OF OBESE PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME DEATH RISK AS NORMAL WEIGHT INDIVIDUALS?
There's a lot of propaganda going on right now involving obesity. It's largely been used to increase the amount of control the government can have in "stopping obesity". Obesity is not directly causal of much other than some physical hardships. Obesity is merely the physical result of either an unhealthy lifestyle, medical condition or genes. However, obesity itself does not always determine a persons overall health or lifespan.
The nature of any linkage between type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and depression is by no means clear, and some (30-40% of) obese individuals are in good physical and mental health (Bacon, Stern, Van Loan & Keim, 2005).
Although a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 30 kg/m2 places some individuals at risk for physical problems, there is not a one-to-one causal relationship between obesity and these disorders.
Prof. Ortega et al. observed in their study that between 30-40% of obese patients were metabolically healthy. "We made two findings: firstly, metabolically-healthy obese people exhibited better cardiorespiratory fitness –or aerobic fitness-. Secondly, this subgroup has a lower mortality risk rate for heart disease or cancer than other obese people, and has the same mortality risk than people of normal weight."