13 November 2007

Chubby May Be The New Healthy?

Two years ago, federal researchers found that overweight people had the lowest mortality rate of any weight group. Investigating further, they were able to link causes of death to specific weights. Obese people had more deaths from heart disease, they reported last week. And thin people? They had more deaths from everything but cancer and heart disease.

But there were 100,000 fewer deaths among the overweight than would have been expected if those people had been of normal weight. This is what might politely be called the chubby category, with body mass indexes (a measure of weight for height) of 25 to 30. A woman, for instance, who is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs between 146 and 175 pounds.

[Gina Kolata, NYTimes, 11 Nov 2007]

Did you get that?

Not thin. Not fat. Not obese.

The new healthy might be described as chubby.

5 reactions:

may said...

chubby is an excuse to be politically correct. i am 5' 4", and i weigh 168 pounds. i don't think i am even decently chubby. i am FAT, and i hate that word, but it is the truth.

BabyPink said...

therefore, i am healthy!:)

nikki said...

No more diets! Yay!

How are you Doc Emer? Mukhang pareho tayong busy. God bless!

rolly said...

At last! My figure will be in. well, hindi na ko ganong kataba kaya chubby na lang hehe

Tani said...

I too am healthy. ;)