obesity paradox

  1. haidut

    Another Obesity Paradox - Higher BMI Linked To Lower Breast Cancer Risk

    I am sure this study will generate a lot of controversy, but the reductions in risk are pretty significant and hard to argue with. The fact that there was no threshold at which BMI started being protective suggests that the protective effect is indeed drive by increased mass. The study only...
  2. haidut

    Another "obesity Paradox" - It Lowers Mortality In Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

    I hope this is not taken as a call to get obese. I am posting it simply as an example that obesity may be a protective mechanism once a disease is already established. As such, it should not be viewed always in a negative light but as a possible result of an endocrine disorder, which likely...
  3. haidut

    Possible Explanation Of The Obesity Paradox

    I recently posted a thread on the being overweight with a BMI or 27 associated with lower mortality than being lean. Taller People Have Higher Mortality From Cancer This study claims to have found a possible explanation, and it has to with the fact that the ability to accumulate fat is an...
  4. L

    Another Interesting Look Into Fat: Fat Cells Outlive Skinny Ones

    Another interesting look into fat: Fat Cells outlive Skinny ones https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160223143302.htm
  5. J

    Obesity Paradox Illusion

    Whole Health Source: Is the "Obesity Paradox" an Illusion? Stephan Guyenet has just wrote a post that makes some good arguments against the Obesity Paradox. He argues that the Obesity Paradox is the result of poor observational research methods that fails to account for disease causing people...
  6. haidut

    Scientists Now Think That Being Fat Can Protect Your Health

    Finally, the "obesity paradox" is becoming mainstream knowledge. The most plausible explanation is that as per another study I posted, overweight and mildly obese people tend to have higher metabolic rate then lean ones. A second plausible explanation is that, as the article itself points out...
  7. haidut

    Four Obesity Paradoxes Explained

    I don't know if the author of that blog follows this forum or not, but we have been discussing these "paradoxes" for some time now. It seems that even mainstream medicine is wising up to the fact that blindly recommending weight loss can be downright dangerous and that obesity may be a defensive...