Originally Posted by fbgator27
Thats what I am saying. It is not obesity that is causing death. It is the unhealthy habits that people have that cause this. When you control for all of these variables obesity alone does not equal higher mortality. I think we try to wrap all the blame into a nice package and call it obesity. Like you say it is a good scare tactic because people can see obesity and relate to that. Problem is it doesent fit. The sentiment is good. You tell someone they are overweight and need to take these steps to lose weight. Which is much easier than trying to convince someone to be more active to reduce their A1C. It sticks better because we have reminders everywhere we look that fat is not desirable.
"It is unhealthy habits that people have that cause this." What is 'this' ? Various diseases ? I'm not clear on what you're saying.