Monday, August 11, 2008

Actually, not that surprising, no.

Can we stop having a panic about fat people now?
CHICAGO - You can look great in a swimsuit and still be a heart attack waiting to happen. And you can also be overweight and otherwise healthy. A new study suggests that a surprising number of overweight people — about half — have normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while an equally startling number of trim people suffer from some of the ills associated with obesity.

The first national estimate of its kind bolsters the argument that you can be hefty but still healthy, or at least healthier than has been believed.
Oh wait.
But, for those without elevated risks, losing weight "might be important only from a cosmetic perspective," she said.
Which means, of course, they'll still find a way to needle us about it.

Everybody watch this again. Because it's true.

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