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Logic? What's that?

Okay you're telling me that people who are fat in middle age and then lose weight have a higher risk for health problems when they're old? And it doesn't occur to you that the weight loss itself could be causing the health problems? Aren't you, like, a scientist? Cause and effect? Ring any bells?

Thanks Jean!

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vesta44's picture
May 25th, 2009 | Link | They don't know if the

They don't know if the weight loss in the mens' elder years was intentional or not, so they have no idea WHY gaining weight in their 40s leads to frailty later on. Seems to me, in order to draw any conclusions at all, they should have tried to find out WHY the weight loss occurred before saying it added to mortality rates.
As for saying the weight loss was "probably" unintentional, is weight loss ever unintentional in this society anymore (unless it's caused by a severe illness)? Granted, practicing HAES can lead to unintentional weight loss in some cases, but somehow, I don't think that applies to this so-called "study".

WLS - Sorry, not my preferred way of dying. *glares at doctor recommending it*

Morrighan's picture
May 25th, 2009 | Link | Or... you know... that extra

Or... you know... that extra weight gained in the 40s was what let them -survive- the condition that caused them to lose the weight later. So they could be counted for this crap instead of dead. *rolls eyes*

pani113's picture
May 26th, 2009 | Link | Pharma = Fraud

Given that so much medical research is corrupted by special interests and the media further spins it their way, it is almost impossible to get real science these days. I trust the conclusions in the article about as much as I trust a used car salesman telling me all the cars on his lot run perfectly!
"Fat can be beautiful. Intolerance is ALWAYS ugly!"

rebelle May 27th, 2009 | Link | Seemed to be saying, at

Seemed to be saying, at first, that men who gained weight in their 40s *then lost it* were at risk for this supposed "frailty syndrome" (which I, in my stupid, benighted mediaeval way, called "aging"). So, why is the article again talking about the risk of "middle age spread"? Like Carrie says, makes no sense.

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