Did you resolve to lose weight this year? A new study shows that people who are overweight are actually at no greater risk of dying.
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- The fact that they didn't account for lean muscle mass is huge! I wish they wouldn't publish misleading shit line this.Jan 2, 2013
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- The title is irresponsibly written. With that said, the article does make a few good points:
" Other experts said the study underscores that BMI is an inexact measure of health — largely because it doesn't differentiate between fat and muscle mass. Many athletes are technically obese, based on BMI, even though they are extremely fit.
Nor does BMI assess how fat is distributed, which experts say may be more important than total fat overall.
Excess belly fat seems to be particularly toxic, while extra fat in the buttocks and legs may have a protective effect, research suggests.
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., recently found that among 14,000 people, those with a normal BMI, but a high waist-to-hip ratio, were the most likely to die of cardiovascular disease during the 14-year follow up, even more than those in obese ranges."Jan 2, 2013
- Eh. It's irresponsible to assume a title provides any substantial or usable information
The responsible thing to do is read the article before commenting on it or making any decisions based off of it.
Actually, the responsible thing to do is to research the article and access its validity.Jan 2, 2013
- The mainstream media over-simplifying a complex issue to gain attention? Same stuff different day. This is why eventually the internet will kill off the 24 news channels once and for all...as more and more people realize that sound bytes are NOT the same thing as journalism!Jan 2, 2013
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