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Obesity's death toll could be higher than believed, study says

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    More deaths due to obesity than murders committed in the name of religion?

     
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    How many of them were depressed and between the ages of 40 and 50? (Too soon?)
     
  3. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    For the record, I'm enjoying a 3 Musketeers bar from our shop's vending machine as I read the link YF posted.

    Obesity kills people, but not me. It always gets some other guy. [/smokin joe camel logic]
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I certainly wouldn't doubt it...
     
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    What the bleep is a "premature death". Story throws around the term but never says what it is.

    Is it dying at age 52 instead of 78? That means something.

    Is it dying at age 76 instead of 78? That means nothing.

    And how can you possibly separate "obesity" from genetics, stress, alcohol and the dozens of other things that might have contributed to a "premature death"?
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    My biggest question is what qualifies as obese? If it's BMI, then 90 percent of people who die are obese because unless you're 6-foot, 170, you're overweight...
     
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Threadjack: What is your BMI?
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm
     
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Way too high, per my physical this week.
     
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    19.7

    Shoulda been a jockey.
     
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Mine is 29.7 and I'm in the best shape I've been in in over a decade.
     
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I think BMI was invented by insurance companies to use against us at a later date. It's a ridiculous measure.
     
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