Originally Posted by Dreamliner
Actually, obesity does not actually cause heart disease and diabetes. Heart disease is largely heritable, and diabetes risk for the obese is only 6-8%. And in diabetes, weight gain may be a part of the disease. It was certainly true, for a diabetic client of mine, that she gained weight precipitously around the time she was diagnosed.
And on the obesity thread, I posted links showing that obesity seems to confer a certain level of immunity for heart disease and diabetes.
Screwy, I know, but that's what the research is telling us.
I would have to see something to verify that to believe it. Both my father-in-law and father were on diabetes medication. They both lost weight and were both taken off the medication. There may be other factors but surely weight is one of them. They were also both on medication for blood pressure that is no longer needed.
I don't claim to be an expert in the subject. However, I remember reading an article that attributed type 2 diabetes to fat build up around the pancreas. As weight was lost the fat around the pancreas was also lost and blood sugar was regulated.
I will look at your other thread but I seriously doubt I will ever believe that health is equal between fat and skinny people (all other things being equal). Sometimes science can confuse things that are so incredibly obvious by just observing.