2005-04-19 - 5:18 p.m.
Well, well, well......
Apparently, new research indicates that being a fat fatty isn't as dangerous as orignally thought.
From the article:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Tuesday that packing on too many pounds accounts for 25,814 deaths a year in the United States. As recently as January, the CDC came up with an estimate 14 times higher: 365,000 deaths.
The new analysis found that obesity — being extremely overweight — is indisputably lethal. But like several recent smaller studies, it found that people who are modestly overweight actually have a lower risk of death than those of normal weight
Based on the new calculation, excess weight would drop from the second leading cause of preventable death, after smoking, to seventh. It would fall behind car crashes and guns on the list of killers.
But we're still ugly and lazy.
Yeah, yeah, issues, party of one....
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