Health Benefits of Being Overweight ~ Funny!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


A new report suggests that being overweight is not as harmful as is commonly believed, and actually confers some surprising benefits.

Being five to ten pounds overweight could protect people from ailments ranging from tuberculosis to Alzheimer's disease, research indicates. Those carrying 15 to 25 extra pounds are better able to recover from adverse conditions such as emphysema, pneumonia, and various injuries and infections, states the report.

Thirty to forty pounds of flab could help fend off breast, kidney, pancreatic, prostate, and colon cancer. And an extra fifty pounds on the scale may improve eyesight, reverse baldness, cure the common cold, and reduce global warming.

In general, the report concludes, overweight people are happier, more successful in business, smarter, and friendlier.

The study was funded by a research grant from McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, Domino's Pizza, Starbucks, Haagen Dazs, Sara Lee, and Krispy Kreme.

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    hahahaha! I was thinking "you have GOT to be kidding me" until I got to the end and realized you were!
    4318 days ago
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    lol...I thought you were serious at first...I started saying What!!! it was too good to be true emoticon
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    great blog and article. emoticon emoticon
    4325 days ago
    you so had me going there. i was almost ready to gain a little weight so i can see better.i do know for a fact and i'm not joking if you have an underweight person and a slightly overweight person the slightly overweight person would live longer and be healthier then the underweight person.the key word is slightly here. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on again too funny.
    4325 days ago
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    Wish it were true!
    4325 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/11/2009 2:29:57 PM
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