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Old 11-08-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A well-publicized study and a spate of popular books raise questions about the ill effects of being overweight. Their conclusions are probably wrong.

Two years ago Katherine M. Flegal, a re*search*er at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, did a new statistical analysis of national survey data on obesity and came to a startling conclusion: mildly overweight adults had a lower risk of dying than those at so-called healthy weights.

Can Fat Be Fit? -- [ HEALTH ]: Scientific American
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:49 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Yes, fat can be fit.

Fat people can actually be quite strong. Can you imagine how strong your legs would have to be to carry an extra 50 pounds all day? How about 100 pounds? Try strapping 100 pounds to your back and take a walk around the block.

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