Saturday, 11 August 2007

Can being overweight REDUCE the severity of heart disease?

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Can obesity actually help heart disease be less severe??? According to this article, in some cases it can.

Talk about confusing and contradictory information! We know that obesity causes heart disease (the study doesn't dispute that), but apparently for overweight Type I diabetics once they have it their extra flab helps lessen how badly they suffer.

What?! Other than knowing that it happens, and that it seems more pronounced in women than men, experts have little more than guesses on how or why this phenomenon happens. One guess is that extra weight helps buffer fluctuations in blood sugar. But what they do know is that weight gain and obesity is still outrageously dangerous to a person's health -- with or without this news.

Via The Diabetes Blog

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