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Evidence: Fat People Can Be as Healthy as Thin People

If you live in the U.S. you are absolutely bombarded with the idea that being overweight is bad for your health.  This repetition leaves one with the idea that being overweight is the same thing as being unhealthy, something that is simply not true.  In fact, people of all weights can be either healthy or unhealthy; overweight people (defined by BMI) may actually have a lower risk of premature death than “normal” weight people.
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Can You Be Fat and Fit — or Thin and Unhealthy?

Health : Healthland (2 years ago)

Turns out, being obese isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In a new study by U.S. and European researchers, published [PDF] in the European Heart Journal, overweight and obese people were found to be at no greater risk of developing or d... Read Post

Fat or Thin - Which is Healthier?

Health : That's Fit (6 years ago)

Healthy Habits, Obesity Obesity is a risk factor for so many conditions. Subsequently, fat has become almost synonymous with unhealthy. In addition, we live in a society that trains us to believe that thin not only equals healthy, i... Read Post

Evidence: Fat People Can Be as Healthy as Thin People

Academics / Sociology : Sociological Images (2 years ago)

For the last week of December, we’re re-posting some of our favorite posts from 2012. If you live in the U.S. you are absolutely bombarded with the idea that being overweight is bad for your health.  This repetition leaves one with ... Read Post


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