From the Cheap Seats: Cheeseburgers for Life?

January 15, 2013

SUPER SIZE ME: A recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested a lower mortality rate for overweight people

Attention, lardasses, paunchguts, thunderthighs and chubbycheeks.  Start working out because you’re going to be packing some weight in the form of your thinner pals’ caskets.

So says the latest study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  The study looked at more than 100 previous studies, which examined nearly 2.9 million people and 270,000 deaths. 

And what do you know? Those tofu-chomping, salad-grubbers shuffle off this mortal coil at a relatively alarming rate.

Yep, according to the study, overweight people were 6 percent less likely to die during the average study period.

The JAMA study repeated conclusions reached eight year and which were, of course, dismissed by the health establishment.  You know, the health establishment which labors daily to tell us we can’t have salt (Wrong,) shouldn’t eat meat (Ever hear of protein?) and should all strive to be featherweights in a heavyweight world.

All sorts of explanations were offered.  Overweight people get better medical care, goes the response, they have “better fat.”  Blah, blah, blah.

At the end of the day, porkers fared better in the longevity department than did the toothpicks.

Maybe this isn’t as counterintuitive as it seems. Chubby people (which means in health-scold speak “Americans”) have enough to eat, don’t have to worry constantly about food supply and how to defend it, you get the idea.  And not only does the beer belly tribe live longer, they actually enjoy it.

Who needs nasty, brutish and short when you can have tasty, scrumptious and long-lasting?

Seconds, anyone?

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