Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-05-2006, 01:17 PM   #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Katpo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 6,320

Height: 5'7"

Default Study shows health risks of obese women

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.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06186/703349-114.stm
Katpo is offline  
Old 07-05-2006, 04:10 PM   #2  
focused and aiming
 
ontarget's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,874

Default

thanks for sharing, kathy.
ontarget is offline  
Old 07-05-2006, 04:11 PM   #3  
Southside White Sox Fan
 
Vickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 8,103

Default

Ugh! Do 5 foot 3 woman die 9 years sooner?
Vickie is offline  
Old 07-05-2006, 06:08 PM   #4  
Senior Member
 
aghiowa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,220

Default

The shorter we are, the faster we fall? I'm in trouble.

Angela
aghiowa is offline  
Old 07-05-2006, 06:10 PM   #5  
Senior Member
 
sauniemay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 552

S/C/G: 172/148/142

Default

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......
sauniemay is offline  
Old 07-05-2006, 07:53 PM   #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Katpo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 6,320

Height: 5'7"

Default

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.
Katpo is offline  
Old 07-05-2006, 11:25 PM   #7  
Southside White Sox Fan
 
Vickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 8,103

Default

Sometimes it's just too scarey and overwhelming. It can kind of make you just want to throw in the towel.
Vickie is offline  
Old 07-06-2006, 08:24 AM   #8  
Senior Member
 
sauniemay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 552

S/C/G: 172/148/142

Default

I come from bad genes. The only thing that I can try to do is live "healthier" than my parents did.
sauniemay is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:41 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.