USA Today Finally Gets It

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 pm — Filed under:

This article from USA Today really surprised me. It’s a year in review-type article that looks at the diet trends over 2005.

I almost skipped this article, but I’m glad I noticed the final paragraph.

“Obesity researchers who have long sounded warnings about excess weight were alarmed when a government study suggested that weighing too much may not cost as many lives as previously believed and may actually provide some health advantages.”

The jury is still out on the health benefits or disadvantages of being overweight. For a news outlet that has been touting the evils of being overweight all year, it’s nice to see at least one acknowledgement of the possibility that being fat isn’t nearly as bad as the health insurance companies are trying to convince people it is.


One Response to “USA Today Finally Gets It”

  1. Sarabeth Says:

    Sorry to say this, but that’s bollocks. Being overweight causes lots of problems. Anyone who has been overweight knows this. Okay, so obesity may not cost lives, but it does cost money in medical costs from treating high blood pressue, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, etc.

    No one would have ever called me obese before I lost weight. I was only 15 pounds over a healthy weight, but even at a young age (and I’m talking 30) my body did not like being overweight. My cholesterol was high, now it isn’t. My arthritis in my feet was worse, now it is much better. I complained of being uncomfortable all the time, now I’m happy with how my body feels.

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