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CDC: Moderate Obesity May Not Be Deadly  
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Latest release from the US Centers for Disease Control:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...0050420/ap_on_he_me/obesity_deaths

Interesting stuff, but given the way health studies seem to change all the time it's quite possible we'll soon hear that yes, even moderate obesity really is dangerous.


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Hurray ! Now define "moderate"....

User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 1):
Hurray ! Now define "moderate"....

Since your signature indicates you're a member of the perfect people, your interest is purely academic, I assume...?  Wink



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Quoting Andreas (Reply 2):
your interest is purely academic, I assume...?

Naturally - one empathises with the less-than-perfect, in a distant, bemused sort of way.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 1):
Hurray ! Now define "moderate"....

Moderate obesity = a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 34.9.

BMI = weight (in pounds) divided by height (in inches) squared, with the result multiplied by 703.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Ooooh - just squeaked in under the wire ! Woohoo !! Donuts all round.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39717 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

That's what I've been saying all along!
I knew this 'obesity' hysteria was a load of crap.
My BMI is 34 yet I have lots of stamina. I usually ride 35-50 miles a week on my bicylce and that's including the steep hills here in San Francisco. I have just as much energy today at age 31 & 240 pounds as I did when I was a 150 pound 10 grader.



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

Guess Star Jones just stuffed her face with her 6th donut for the day when she heard that news !

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

By that formula my BMI is about 25...is there a scale or something that shows exactly what a BMI of 25 means? (or any other BMI for that matter?)

Greg



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 8):
is there a scale or something that shows exactly what a BMI of 25 means?

It means you're boasting ! Skinny bitch...

(  Smile )


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
That's what I've been saying all along!
I knew this 'obesity' hysteria was a load of crap.
My BMI is 34 yet I have lots of stamina. I usually ride 35-50 miles a week on my bicylce and that's including the steep hills here in San Francisco. I have just as much energy today at age 31 & 240 pounds as I did when I was a 150 pound 10 grader.

One problem with the BMI index is that it takes no account of a person's fat vs. muscle distribution. A very muscular person may have a significantly higher BMI than another person who is basically just pudgy baby fat, and almost certainly will be a healthier person (other things being equal), yet according to the BMI-centric view the muscular person will be considered less healthy. A more useful index would tie in BMI with body fat percentage; on the downside, it would be more complex and more difficult to use, in addition computing body fat percentage isn't easy.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Obesity is like pornography.

You can't really define it, but you know it when you see it.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39717 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

People need to stop worring about these things. People need to stop having so much guilt with pleasure. The focus should be lots of sex, excersize, less work, good beer & cocktails, good food and enjoying life. That's what a healthy life is.
Too many people want these miracles to come from pills. There are plenty of drug-pushing pharmacutical companies that would be more than happy to market there drugs to the masses.
I see we shut them down by not buying there drugs.



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User currently offlineCoTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

BMI: 19 6'2 148 pounds


Texas- it's like a whole different country!
User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17369 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Not surprising. Obesity is the media health-scare hype of the year.


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39717 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 14):
Not surprising. Obesity is the media health-scare hype of the year.

Very true and the pharmacutical companies are making a killing off these people who are scarred to death of obesity yet to damn lazy to excersize.



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 14):
Obesity is the media health-scare hype of the year.

Something to do with last year’s docu-tainer, Supersize Me?

Why do you suppose one hardly sees old fat people?


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
Too many people want these miracles to come from pills. There are plenty of drug-pushing pharmacutical companies that would be more than happy to market there drugs to the masses.

No shit. I decided I wanted to lose some weight, I made some minor modifications to my eating habits (reduced quantities mostly) and started doing barely 30 minutes of exercise a night. I am losing close to 10lbs a month and I am down almost 3 pants sizes... It isn't a hard thing to do. People bitch they don't have the time or whatever so they just pop a pill that has who knows what long term side effects. I would rather make time than endanger my long term health.


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17369 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

"Very true and the pharmacutical companies are making a killing off these people who are scarred to death "

I'm sorry but a fool and his money are soon parted. If the American public wasn't so stupid and insistent on letting the media scare it for no reason, this wouldn't happen. Serves them right...



E pur si muove -Galileo
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