Non che la cosa cambi nulla di una virgola, ma la prossima volta che vi dicono che morirete giovani perché siete ciccioni dite loro che chi è magro, magro davvero, muore assai prima di chi vive al di sopra dei numeri standard del peso standard.
Dal China Daily, in inglese, l'articoletto che spiega di uno studio che indicherebbe nell'eccessiva magrezza una causa importante della morte precoce. Vero o falso che sia, citarlo non è certo più dannoso, banale o generalizzante del sentirsi citare studi secondo cui gli obesi sono infelici o non fanno sesso. Castroneria per castroneria...
Chubby people live longer than thin ones, study finds
Updated: 2009-06-20 08:08
TOKYO: Health experts have long warned of the risk of obesity, but a new Japanese study warns that being very skinny is even more dangerous, and that slightly chubby people live longest.
People who are a little overweight at age 40 live six to seven years longer than very thin people, whose average life expectancy was shorter by some five years than that of obese people, the study found.
"We found skinny people run the highest risk," said Shinichi Kuriyama, an associate professor at Tohoku University's Graduate School of Medicine who worked on the long-term study of middle-aged and elderly people.
The study was conducted by a health ministry team led by Tohoku University professor Ichiro Tsuji and covered 50,000 people between the ages of 40 and 79 over 12 years in the northern Japanese prefecture of Miyagi.
"There had been an argument that thin people's lives are short because many of them are sick or smoke. But the difference was almost unchanged even when we eliminated these factors," Kuriyama said.
Main reasons for the shorter life spans of skinny people were believed to include their vulnerability to diseases such as pneumonia and the fragility of their blood vessels, he said.