Originally Posted by TheRaid
Your premises are wrong. Look around. There are not that many fat old people. They die.
You're muddling the issue. It is always and everywhere the case that the extreme ranges of the curve, the morbidly obese and the underweight, die early.
But now that I think about it, since there are roughly twice as many Americans who are underweight than morbidly obese, why aren't we scaring skinny folks into gaining weight ? I mean, it's not clear that losing weight is helping the morbidly obese live longer, but maybe it won't kill the underweight to eat a sandwich or two.