Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Health Benefits Of Being Overweight

Health Benefits Of Being Overweight

A new report suggests that being overweight is not as harmful as is commonly believed, and actually confers some surprising benefits.

Being five to ten pounds overweight could protect people from ailments ranging from tuberculosis to Alzheimer's disease, research indicates. Those carrying 15 to 25 extra
pounds are better able to recover from adverse conditions such as emphysema, pneumonia, and various injuries and infections, states the report.

Thirty to forty pounds of flab could help fend off breast, kidney, pancreatic, prostate, and colon cancer. And an extra fifty pounds on the scale may improve eyesight, reverse
baldness, cure the common cold, and reduce global warming.

In general, the report concludes, overweight people are happier, more successful in business, smarter, and friendlier.

The study was funded by a research grant from McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, Domino's Pizza, Starbucks, Haagen Dazs, Sara Lee, and Krispy Kreme.

Received from Steve Sanderson.

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5 comments:

K in the Mirror said...

Darn, I almost fell for that because I really wanted it to be true. :)

Rebekah said...

I'm so glad there is finally "research" to back up what I've been saying all these years. Thanks for digging this great information up!!! heh.

Cheryl said...

Too funny!!!

BTW, Dougie's first tooth didn't come in until he was about 10 and a half months old!
The longer it takes for baby teeth to come in, the longer it takes for them to fall out. At least that's my experience.

e-Mom said...

I fell for it! Too funny. I wish it were true, especially this part: "In general, the report concludes, overweight people are happier, more successful in business, smarter, and friendlier." I was ready to go buy ice cream :~D

Blessings! e-Mom @ Chrysalis

Peapod Four said...

Man! I fell for it too! Guess I wanted it to be true too.