Simply Filling/Core - Study shows health risks of obese women

07-05-2006, 02:17 PM
And along the same line as Frouf's post ...

The first paragraph alone is enough to get your attention!!!

Study shows health risks of obese women
Wednesday, July 05, 2006

By Anita Srikameswaran, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A 5-foot, 5-inch tall white woman who weighs more than 240 pounds is 86 percent more likely to die within seven years than her normal-weight peer, according to a new study.

07-05-2006, 05:10 PM
thanks for sharing, kathy.

07-05-2006, 05:11 PM
Ugh! Do 5 foot 3 woman die 9 years sooner?

07-05-2006, 07:08 PM
The shorter we are, the faster we fall? I'm in trouble. :)


07-05-2006, 07:10 PM
I don't want to depress you, but when my 5'2" mom was due for open heart surgery, the doctor told us that a short woman is the worst candidate....She didn't make it......

07-05-2006, 08:53 PM
Angela, I'm sure you're fine; no way can you be classified as obese.

It's a wakeup call, that's for sure. My mom is my height but is probably 15-20 pounds overweight. She's also diabetic, but she still doesn't watch what she eats. You'd think when the doctor says you MUST lose weight, that would be enough to motivate people. I think they know what they're talking about.

07-06-2006, 12:25 AM
Sometimes it's just too scarey and overwhelming. It can kind of make you just want to throw in the towel.

07-06-2006, 09:24 AM
I come from bad genes. The only thing that I can try to do is live "healthier" than my parents did.:)