A recent article in JAMA reported that obesity in America is not the problem it’s been made out to be.
As recent as 2 years ago the FDA among others put obesity as the #2 health risk in America as to cause of death.
The new study now puts obesity as only the 7th biggest health menace facing America.
A quote from the article:
“modestly overweight people actually have lower risk of death than those of ‘normal weight’”
“A recent study found overweight Americans are healthier than ever, with better maintenance of blood pressure and cholesterol”
Could this be the drug companies influence of our medical system? How can this be reported as fact by our medical community? How can this be supported by any gov’t agency?
We are fatter than ever. Childhood diabetes rates are climbing at an alarming rate.
There was even a line in the study that stated because of our ever expanding waist lines for the first time in 100 years our life expectancy was actually decreasing by 4-7mos.
I’m no Dr. or gov’t employee, but my emperical evidence would not support this conclusion by JAMA.
Maybe the fast food companies and drug companies got together to sponsor this ridiculous study.