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SPORTS MEDICINE : MEDICAL: CONDITIONS: OBESITY : HEALTH: BODY WEIGHT: Obesity Paradox: 'Being Thinner Can Kill You'

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"David P. Dillard" <[log in to unmask]>

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SPORTS MEDICINE :

MEDICAL: CONDITIONS: OBESITY :

HEALTH: BODY WEIGHT :

Obesity Paradox: 'Being Thinner Can Kill You'

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Obesity Paradox: 'Being Thinner Can Kill You'

JILL STARK

Last updated 10:08 30/03/2014

Stuff.co.nz

Life and Style

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/wellbeing/9884693/
Obesity-paradox-being-thinner-can-kill-you

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/n7xzhz9

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For many, it's a lifelong battle - a never-ending nightmare of quick-fix 
diets, exercise fads and obsessing over the bathroom scales.

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But what if the fight against fat was making you sick? What if the excess 
kilos you've been desperately trying to shed were actually protecting you 
against premature death? Could you get off the weight-loss treadmill and 
lengthen your life?

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This is the theory put forward in a contentious new book that is ruffling 
feathers in the health sector.

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At a time when obesity and its associated burden of chronic diseases is a 
growing global problem, the book, to be released in Australia this week, 
suggests our obsession with thinness is courting disaster.

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In The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means 
Healthier, US cardiologist Carl Lavie says our modern culture has been 
duped into thinking excess body fat is bad.

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He says the key to optimal health for millions of overweight and obese 
people may be staying the size they are.

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''Fat has been demonised by our society, and our research shows fat is not 
always the devil,'' he told Fairfax Media from his home in Louisiana - the 
fattest state in the US. ''You can be heavy and amazingly healthy. Fitness 
is a lot more important than fatness.''

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Lavie, who works at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New 
Orleans, said a growing body of evidence, including his own research over 
a decade, shows that while excess fat can lead to risk factors for chronic 
illness such as cardiovascular disease and type two diabetes, once these 
diseases develop heavier people have better outcomes.

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''This is the obesity paradox,'' he says. ''Among the patients who have 
heart disease, the overweight and moderately obese are actually doing 
considerably better, sometimes 30 to 50 per cent lower mortality rates, 
than the lean people who have the same diseases.

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier
Author	Carl J. Lavie M.D.
Publisher	Penguin, 2014
ISBN	0698148517, 9780698148512
Length	288 pages

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