Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Being fat isn't always bad

Everywhere you turn, there is some news article about the dangers of being fat. Now, it looks like being overweight can have a positive affect on preventing senile dementia and suicide. Think we'll see that in the mainstream media anytime soon? Or is yet another obesity making health care more costly for everyone article more likely?

I know that one person's observations aren't scientific proof. They're merely anecdotal. I've spent a lot of time in nursing homes and assisted living centers over the years, though. In the assisted living home where my father stayed after we could no longer provide adequate care at home, I don't think I ever saw a fat patient. I could say the same thing about the dementia wings at the nursing homes of my grandfather and grandmother-in-law. Oh, I'd see fat stroke patients, including my grandfather, fat cardiac care patients, fat people confined to wheelchairs, but they had their minds still.

Junkfood Science is simply the best informative blog I've read in ages. The author can make scientific studies understandable without dumbing them down to the point that accuracy is lost.

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22 Comments:

Blogger Cynnie said...

I've decided to gain 600 pounds and write a book about it ..
I'm gonna be at the front of this new fat herd..

I'll be the new richard simmons..but fat..
and without hairplugs

October 03, 2007 1:26 AM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

The fat also have lower incidence of osteoporosis... all that hard work, carrying around the extra weight is good for the bones.

So there.

October 03, 2007 11:05 PM  
Blogger emmapeelDallas said...

What a great link! Thanks!

:)

Judi

October 05, 2007 12:53 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Another positive to being bigger is that bigger women are far more sensual and sexier! (at least in my book!)

October 06, 2007 7:29 PM  
Blogger Tressa said...

Well....I'm still on my diet and work out plan but...I did love the site. It's probably true.

I'm not losing for my health....I just wanna be cute again LOL!

http://journals.aol.com/st0rmwhispers/SWAOS/

October 07, 2007 6:57 PM  
Blogger gigi said...

So at what point, exactly, do I need to gain weight in order to keep all my marbles?

I'll have you know that, with uncanny prescience, I started working on this very problem last winter, and am happy to report that I am now 15 pounds less senile than I was last year.

Umm, yay?

October 08, 2007 4:34 PM  
Blogger Magdalene6127 said...

Hi Cynthia,

Missing your voice, and hoping all is well.

Mags

October 17, 2007 7:22 PM  
Blogger emmapeelDallas said...

Cynthia,

I'll echo Magdalene...I miss your posts and hope all is well.

Judi

October 20, 2007 10:23 AM  
Blogger Katherine E. said...

Let me make that three, Cynthia. Hope you're OK!

October 24, 2007 10:24 PM  
Blogger Lisa :-] said...

MISS you and am very concerned about you. I hope your absence is just a matter of some kind of technological glitch...

October 25, 2007 10:36 AM  
Blogger Magdalene6127 said...

Does anyone have contact info for Cynthia? I am concerned.

October 25, 2007 10:34 PM  
Blogger Magdalene6127 said...

I'll answer my own question: there's a Yahoo email address on Cynthia's profile; I've sent her an email.

Mags

October 25, 2007 10:39 PM  
Blogger Lisa :-] said...

I emailed her a week ago, got no reply. Which is why I am concerned...

October 26, 2007 12:25 AM  
Blogger Gannet Girl said...

I have, too, and I asked her to reply immediately, even if just to say "I'm alive."

Nothing and it's been way too long.

Cyn? Cyn's daughter? Somebody?

October 27, 2007 5:18 PM  
Blogger emmapeelDallas said...

Ditto...Cynthia, we're all concerned and would love to hear from you...

Judi

October 28, 2007 10:16 PM  
Blogger Theresa Williams said...

Hope all is well, Cynthia. Missing you.

October 28, 2007 11:56 PM  
Blogger Jod{i} said...

Hmmm getting worried. I hope all is well!
I miss you too!

November 03, 2007 8:09 AM  
Blogger more cows than people said...

i've been missing you like crazy...

where are you????

hope you're o.k.

November 04, 2007 6:46 AM  
Blogger Cynnie said...

Crap..cyns gone missing !..

November 05, 2007 7:42 PM  
Blogger Lisa :-] said...

Every day, I come by and check to see if you've come back, or if anyone knows what has happened to you, my friend. Don't know what more I can do. Miss you so very much. :-]

November 06, 2007 1:45 AM  
Blogger Wenda said...

So glad to hear from the womanchild today that you two are doing okay. Hope you get your internet back soon so you can see how much we all care about you and miss you.

November 07, 2007 2:21 AM  
Blogger Magdalene6127 said...

Thank God. Thanks so much Wenda!

We were worried!

November 07, 2007 6:33 AM  

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