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The Obesity Paradox : when thinner means sicker and heavier means healthier - Carl J. Lavie

The Obesity Paradox

when thinner means sicker and heavier means healthier

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Most of us think that longevity hinges on maintaining a normal Body Mass Index. But research conducted over the last decade hit the media recently with explosive news: overweight and even moderately obese people with certain chronic diseases — from heart disease to cancer — often live longer and fare better than normal-weight individuals with the same ailments.

In this groundbreaking book, Carl Lavie, MD, reveals the science behind the obesity paradox and shows us how to achieve maximum health rather than minimum weight. Lavie not only explains how extra fat provides additional fuel to help fight illness; he also argues that we’ve gotten so used to framing health issues in terms of obesity that we overlook other potential causes of disease. The Obesity Paradox will change the conversation about fat — and what it means to be healthy.

'A new health message is out and it may surprise ... fatness has been "sorely misunderstood and wrongly portrayed" while endurance sports and rigorous exercise have been "unjustly glorified" ... It's food for thought.'

ISBN: 9781925113211
ISBN-10: 1925113213
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31st March 2014
Publisher: Scribe Publications eBooks
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 1