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Thread #141739   Message #3264134
Posted By: Musket
27-Nov-11 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK women are 'fattest in Europe'
Subject: RE: BS: UK women are 'fattest in Europe'
Ok, a few things here;

It is a subjective survey and whilst excess weight is a factor in terms of coronary heart disease and allowing cancers to spread (metastastic) the main issue here is the slippery slope of lack of exercise leading to other conditions.

A couple of facts first.

1. There were no fat people (It's glandular!) released from Belson et al.

2. The more you look after yourself, the better your general health, regardless of how long that life lasts.

3. You may find comfort in looking at how old your parents and Grandparents lasted, but compare your diet and lifestyle over the years before getting too complacent. Most genes arguments are valid in terms of susceptibility to certain conditions. The argument for comparing general life expectancy has been shown to be a false flag. (Various epidemiology articles published in BMJ over the years.)

Having said all that, I am convinced that people with a bit more weight than others, (say, a BMI of 25 - 30 ish) are more content with themselves than either thinner or fatter people. I'm not saying it fits all, and I have no scientific evidence for it, but most people you can think of who always laugh at jokes, always see the bright side, generally optimistic etc, I reckon most of them have a spare tyre. (I'm generally fit and still indulge in some sports, but the six pack is turning into a keg...)

Now, as to fattest women in Europe? Perhaps our friends across the pond should note that this is about Europe, not the world.... I've been to Atlanta.....