Originally Posted by fbgator27
Of course I think it would be kind of hard to die from being fat alone. What people don't take into account is its not obesity that kills you. Its the congestive heart failure from the enlarged heart that puts them in the hospital where they get pneumonia and die or the leg amputation they have because they are diabetic that becomes septic.
Aside from the extreme upper-ranges of obesity, this doesn't actually appear to be the case. Study after study shows that obesity actually confers protection against diseases and episodes that kill leaner people sooner.
Let's be honest: we believe "Obesity kills!" because we've had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In a sense, we've become fat on bromides, slogans, scares and scams.