Monday, November 26, 2007

Fat versus Fiction

Another major study has once again concluded that being overweight does not increase your mortality.  Indeed, for cardiovascular disease and cancer, being overweight actually increases your life-expectancy.  This report has been largely ignored by the mainstream media which continues to hype the obesity and health myth.
Nothing wrong with being fit.  Nothing wrong with looking good: but that does not mean you have to be skinny.  Whatever your shape, if you're happy with it, be happy with it.
There is no scientific basis to the claims that being overweight will harm your health.  There is some evidence that being too thin is dangerous to your health.
Myths are short on science and long on projected images.