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Part 2 this week being fat


carver
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It seems that this week if you have a heart condition enter link description here then you are better to be fat, sorry obese.

Just waiting for some one to tell me I would be better off not having stopped smoking, sorry someone already has.

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Kevscar1

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A specialist had a right go at me when I told him I was trying to cut down, said the extra stress could put me over the edge

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Aitchbee

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I must be putting on some weight ... my sturdy tubular steel-framed comfy TV chair suddenly developed metal fatigue, last night whilst I was watchin' the rugby ... I really did get that sinking feeling ... but had a good laugh!

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Being overweight puts a greater strain on your heart, and if you already have coronary artery problems you will definitely be a greater risk.

Reducing your weight rapidly by crash dieting can have the same effect - a greater strain will be placed on your heart.

It's like most things in life - moderation is the key. Don't over-eat, maintain a sensible diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, don't smoke, drink wisely, and don't crash diet.

It's not rocket science, and anyway your genes play a very big part in all this - if your father died of a heart attack at age 50 you are going to at much greater risk, regardless of your lifestyle.

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fourm member

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The most telling thing in the linked report is;

"BMI is quite a poor marker of what's going on,"

What surprises me is how long it seems to have taken for widespread realisation that BMI is meaningless.

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Joseph Kerr

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The BMI is nonsense, as is the traditional "calories in/calories out, exercise will make you lose weight" idea. The idea that cholesterol causes heart diseas is also decidedly shakey.

The article makes some interesting points; those who bothered to read it will know that.

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Joseph Kerr

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Incidentally, Carver, where is part 1?

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spuds

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I think that I will carry on the way I am, and try to ignore all these 5 a day, don't eat that, only drink that, that some of these researcher's and expert's are constantly telling us about and coming up with.

Without showing undue respect, every time I visit an hospital, I often ask why some doctor's and medical staff seem to take their own advice and others certainly do not. Only last Friday afternoon, I was in hospital, and was looking at and talking to some rather bonny female nurses and some rather not so bonny. Now you would think that 'health' education would be available and practised at hospitals first and foremost, especially on cardiology wards?.

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Aitchbee

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spuds - did you mean 'boney' instead of 'bonny' ?

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carver

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woodchip

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So it on TV other day, that its not a fact that fat people are more prone to hill health than thin people. It can be just the opposite to what you think. some are just naturally fat. We should be more concerned with what we eat not what we look like

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