Extreme underweight more dangerous than obesity

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  1. mothra1orbit

    mothra1orbit Autologous Rage

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    http://o.canada.com/health/skinnine...ds-underweight-at-highest-risk-of-early-death

    Underweight people die sooner than everyone else, even the obese, says new research that is expected to recharge debate over whether the risks of obesity are being overplayed.
    Toronto researchers who analyzed 51 studies on the links between body mass index and death from any cause found those categorized as underweight have the highest risk of a premature death.
    Adults who are underweight — with a BMI of less than 18.5 — have a 1.8 times higher risk of dying than those with a “normal†BMI of 18.5 to 24.9, the study found.
    By comparison, people classed as obese (a BMI of 30 to 34.9) were 1.2 times more likely to die during a minimum five years of follow-up than normal weight people. The risk of dying was 1.3 times higher for the severely obese — those with a BMI of 35 or more.



    [​IMG]Dr. Joel Ray, a physician-researcher, at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital.

    Lead author Dr. Joel Ray says there is no question the obesity problem is genuine and real but that public health angst over rising obesity rates also risks creating an “epidemic†of underweight adults.
    “Our focus as a society has been on overweight, obese and very obese, and there’s no problem in our focus. It’s an important public health and individual health issue,†said Ray, a physician and researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. “But in the process we’ve neglected the influence of being underweight on mortality.â€
    Campaigns aimed at curbing obesity are laudable, he said. “But we also know that it also has the risk of potentially affecting people who are already sufficiently healthy in size, or who are so slightly overweight that it’s irrelevant — their risk of dying or diabetes isn’t important.
    “It’s those individuals who become unintended victims of the campaign.â€
    Underweight puts people at increased risk of diseases or conditions that can either make people very ill, or kill them, Ray said. They include lung disease, cardiovascular disease such as heart failure and falls and injuries from poor fitness and less muscle mass.
     
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    hey what do you do for a living?
     
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    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    Good night, funny man (and unfunny woman - unless she's ragging on AGT)
     
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    In fairness to Jabba the hut, she was on cortisone when that vid was made.
     
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    NotMyBro VIP Extreme Gold

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    So what you're saying is that Howard is fucked more than Robin?
     
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    knu3421 Well-Known Member

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    I nibble on baby carrots robin
     
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    if Howard was a man, this is what he'd look like :grad:
     
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    :whistle:

    maybe the harpy will go soon. this could be the silver lining.
     
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    beth tells him everyday he should lose weight so they be together for a very long time
     
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    Pictures like this make all the Robin songs extra funny!