Monday, 19 November 2007

Daily Fit Tip: the obesity paradox is very odd

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It's very odd to hear that there was a recent study which demonstrated a decrease in illness and death with increasing body weight or BMI. In general, the more weight you carry above where you should be translates into more health problems down the road -- of all varieties.

Researchers showed that overweight and obese adults with high blood pressure and coronary artery disease had a lower risk of heart attack, stroke or death. How is this possible? The researchers were as baffled as we are.

Even though the specific root causes to this study were unknown, a tip that remains sound at any time is to always watch what you eat (especially at Thanksgiving) and at least try to exercise, even if that means doing housework more often than normal.

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