Hey, I heard it on the radio - so it’s gotta be true…
The US gov’t recently announced that it made a mistake. Obesity is not the #2 killer in the US, it’s much, much further down the ladder.
Being fat doesn’t really kill that many people, does it?
The guy said it on the radio - so it’s gotta be true, right?
“its more hype than epidemic…”
The radio guy is a little off in his terminology. Being “obese” is still considered dangerous and has a host of associated health risks. The recent government literature review (this wasn’t a new study, just a review of available data) showed that people who have been classified as “overweight” using BMI (25-27.9) don’t have the health risks that were erroneously associated with that weight level. Since they’ve found that to be true, the number of people who meet the obese/disease risk category is much lower than originally thought, as the overweight BMI range has a lot of people in it.
That’s all broadly speaking, of course. How the person get’s a bit overweight is still integral.