The obesity paradox : when thinner means sicker and heavier means healthier / Carl J. Lavie, M.D. ; with Kristin Loberg.
- Lavie, Carl J.
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"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."--Publisher information.
Research conducted over the last decade shows that 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. Lavie reveals the science behind the obesity paradox and shows us how to achieve maximum health rather than minimum weight. He argues that we've gotten so used to framing health issues in terms of obesity that we overlook other potential causes of disease.
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