What size is “normal?”

A good guide in many cases, is what your grandparents looked like when they were your age.  As we’ve gotten more overweight and obese, we may think that “obese” is normal.

Another new article shows this:

…we examined obese subjects (N=2056) from the Dallas Heart Study (DHS)… The sample-weight adjusted prevalence of body size misperception among obese Dallas County adults was 8%.  Misperception was significantly more common among African American (14%) and Hispanic (11%) than white subjects.

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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