According to the Framingham Heart Study, America’s best, shows that weight gain after adulthood causes a huge risk increase of all types of cardiovascular disease.
Even a 10% increase above ideal weight causes a 6-7% increase in blood pressure.
Losing that extra weight causes an immediate drop in blood pressure of 10-11%.
Women, carrying 50-60 lbs of extra weight are 700% more likely to develop hypertension.
Both men and women carrying 60 lbs extra or more have a 3000% more change of developing diabetes.
The result of a 20 year study by the American Cancer Society, involving over 1 million Americans 25 different states showed that men who are 40% overweight, have higher rates of prostate cancer, colon cancer and rectal cancer. Women who are 40% overweight, have higher rates of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, gall bladder cancer, cervial cancer and endometrial cancer. Corpulent is sick indeed!
Overweight is a significant cause of almost all diseases.
Even moderate fatness damages the immune system and reduce your resistance to everything.
Overweight people going into surgery increase their risk of post-operation infections by up to 700%. Studies show that fat babies get twice as many infections as slim babies.
Moderately overweight folk show typical defensive reactions to the evidence that fat is sick. They suck in their stomachs and laughing proclaim:”This is just happy fat.”
Or they slam their plump thigh and exclaim:”God made me this way,healthy and comfortable.”
The latest study at the Harvest School of Public Health shows that even the mildly chunky die young.
Dr. I-min Lee tracked 19.297 healthy Harvard men who graduated between
1916 and 1950. Smokers were excluded as unacceptable health risk.
By 1988, 4370 of the men had died, mostly chunky. The less the men weighted, the lower their death risk. Men who were 20% below the average had the best change for a long and healthy life.
Body fat is by far America’s worst health risk, with 32.6 million Americans classified as overweight and about 40 million on the way. It causes more illness than all the environmental and nutrition problems, than smoking, alcohol and all other drugs put together. It’s infinitely worse than over-publicized AIDS.
Yet to the ignorant, overweight is little more than a good butt for humor.
it is sort of comical, that Americans waddle enough fat around to feed the whole of starving Africa and would gladly pay the shipping, but the disease it causes is no joke.