Overweight protective in the elderly (70-75 yo)?

A recent study reported in the news suggested “a little meat on the bones” is good for older people. That may be because the obese elderly are a special breed who have survived. At younger ages (<70 yo), obesity remains a risk factor for death. SO..., don't read that headline as a justification to continue the status quo! At every weight, being sedentary doubled the risk of death! So, unless you are over 70, this study does NOT apply to you! Damn! Click here for the scientific publication

I know of what I speak – see my article (with Dr. David Grabowski, now at Harvard) on the subject.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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