Jen-It's good to get a nurses opinion on this. I think you are right. Generally the thinner people get around better even if it's just because it requires less energy to haul their bodies around! You are right about the obese not having bone problems too. I have read the weight of our bodies stresses them and keeps them strong. We are giving our bodies weight bearing exercise just by walking around each day! thinnies are putting less stress on the bones so it makes sense.
I think we all know someone who smoked their whole life, drank like a fish and never exercised who lived a long time.
They have longevity on their side. Just think how much longer they COULD have lived had they taken better care of themselves.
Jacobs Mommy-I thought about it too until I realized I eat probably twice as many calories as these guys do!!
It wouldnt hurt any of us to cut back on our calories to help us lose weight but I am not gonna go to extremes like this!! 1200 a day is as low as I will go...