Obesity Update

Just eyeballing it, looks like each 10 pounds is worth a year of life.

Adults who are… about 40 or more pounds over a healthy weight… may be cutting about three years off their lives, mostly from heart disease and stroke. Those who are… about 100 or more pounds over a healthy weight, could be shortening their lives by as many as 10 years… similar to the effect of lifelong smoking.

Kids are fatter if fast food is nearby.

A fast food restaurant within about 500 feet of a school may lead to at least a 5% increase in obesity at that school.

Michigan baseball park to offer 4,800-calorie burgers.

Anyone who eats the entire… behemoth in one sitting will receive a special T-shirt.

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  1. Bret says:

    Depressing. I’ve already lost several years of life.

  2. Nancy says:


    It doesn’t have to be permanent. You can go on a diet.

  3. Bart says:

    Are there any studies that show dieting improving life expectancy? I thought in some cases it made things worse.