A recent study showing that being overweight may actually be protective against death in older persons has renewed the heated debate about BMI. BMI is just one measure in a big picture that can show a relationship between weight and health or disease risk. Besides body weight, there are many other factors that should be considered when looking at overall health.
Being overweight is not harmless – excess fat is the major factor responsible for insulin resistance and resultant type 2 diabetes, and a risk factor for a plethora of conditions including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol, liver disease, gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, arthritis, and infertility. Obesity is thought to be responsible for over 100,000 […]