1. lvysaur

    Thymus Function: Higher In The Young/fat/female/Asian

    Population Distributions of Thymic Function in Adults: Variation by Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health Status http://www.self.gutenberg.org/articles/eng/mongoloid
  2. haidut

    Obesity Increasing; Is NOT Due To The Cliche Urban, Gluttonous, Sedentary Lifestyle

    The study below shows that obesity rates are rising worldwide. A doctor would immediately suggest that this is due to urban overpopulation, with hordes of gluttonous, chips-eating, video-game-playing, sedentary, bored people who do little more than eat and sleep. However, the study below found...
  3. haidut

    Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Therapy Reduces Belly Fat In Humans

    Finally some good news out of mainstream medicine! I am quite happy to see that the crucial role of carbon dioxide in health and metabolism is finally being recognized. This was a human study, which makes it even more relevant. Finally, given that belly fat is primarily driven by cortisol is...
  4. haidut

    Being Obese / Overweight Protects Against Dementia In The Elderly

    Another example of the "obesity paradox", this time the authors themselves call the extra weight being protective and it was not something deduced by the public by reading the study. Dramatic decline in dementia seen among older adults in the US "...One possible factor is education. The older...
  5. 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...
  6. haidut

    People With The Lowest Overall Mortality Are Overweight

    This Danish study further cements the status of the "overweight paradox" as something that will not soon go away or be explained away as a statistical anomaly. While previous studies looked at the survival of people with specific conditions and found the mildly obese to fare best, this study...
  7. haidut

    Overweight people have lower mortality

    Obesity paradox confirmed again. Actually, I should say "mild obesity and overweight paradox" confirmed again. Very obese people (grade 2 and 3) had higher mortality but comparable to normal weight people. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.asp ... id=1555137 "...Conclusions and Relevance...
  8. haidut

    The Obesity "paradox" - Confirmed Once Again

    This study looked at people who had undergone cardiac surgery, so it probably does not apply directly to "healthy" people. However, the findings are pretty telling - if you are unhealthy and about to have a surgical procedure being overweight or mildly obese can save your life...
  9. haidut

    Overweight diabetes patients outlive slim ones

    In another confirmation of the "obesity paradox", this study found that overweight diabetes patients outlived slim diabetes patients, and had a lower risk of co-morbidities in general. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/ ... Z220150504 "...Patients with type-2 diabetes who are overweight...
  10. haidut

    Being fat in middle age protects against dementia and AD

    Another study that matches Ray's statements that it is less harmful to be overweight (and even obese) than to be in the "healthy" spectrum of the BMI that is currently being promoted as the main prevention for all diseases. One feature of obese and overweight people is that they retain much more...