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The obesity paradox : when thinner means sicker and heavier means healthier

Author: Carl J Lavie; Kristin Loberg
Publisher: New York, New York : Hudson Street Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most of us think that longevity hinges on maintaining a normal Body Mass Index. But research conducted over the last decade hit the media in January with explosive news: Overweight and even moderately obese people with certain chronic diseases--from heart disease to cancer--often live longer and fare better than normal weight individuals with the same ailments. In this groundbreaking book, Carl Lavie, MD, reveals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl J Lavie; Kristin Loberg
ISBN: 9781594632440 1594632448
OCLC Number: 972699502
Description: xix, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I.A paradox for the ages. Obesity: what does that really mean? --
The ultimate scapegoat: the conventional wisdom about obesity as a modern scourge --
Fat real estate: does location matter? --
A big deal: you can be fat, fit, and remarkably healthy --
Getting to the "fat" of the matter: the obesity paradox --
Part II. The purpose and power of fat. Fat fundamentals: why do we need it anyway? --
From bagels and broccoli to body fat: how does it get there (and how does it get burned)? --
Cause and effect: the real killer isn't obesity --
Part III. Striking the balance. Walking the fine line: when sweating breaks your heart --
Your personal prescription: 10 principles for minding the U-curve --
Epilogue: Survival of the fittest.
Responsibility: Carl J. Lavie, M.D. ; with Kristin Loberg.
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Most of us think that longevity hinges on maintaining a normal Body Mass Index. But research conducted over the last decade hit the media in January with explosive news: Overweight and even moderately obese people with certain chronic diseases--from heart disease to cancer--often live longer and fare better than normal weight individuals with the same ailments. In this groundbreaking book, Carl Lavie, MD, reveals the science behind the obesity paradox and shows us how to achieve maximum health rather than minimum weight. Lavie not only explains how extra fat provides additional fuel to help fight illness, he also argues that we've gotten so used to framing health issues in terms of obesity that we overlook other potential causes of disease. Picking up where the bestseller "Fat Chance" left off, "The Obesity Paradox" will change the conversation about fat-and what it means to be healthy.

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