about the obesity paradox mentioned in the science daily
what is the fate of a scientific research?
when scientific people go for a study and come out with
a result .
it comes first in a medical juornal .
then scientists round the world repeat this experiment.
if found correct by them,
it becomes accepted and become a medical principle and the national institutes make a
recomendation for public.
it also begin appearing in text
books and professors begin teaching it.
otherwise it is forgotten ,discarded into the dustbin of
many researches get this fate.
therefore it will be a risk if any one just begin practicing
such result within months of some one producing an
you see for instance the obesity paradox as presented in
May 4, 2015
American College of Physicians.
"The overweight and obese patients had an increased risk
for cardiovascular events, but those who were overweight
had better survival rates compared to those who were
underweight or normal-"
what does this sentance mean?
overweight causes more cardiovascular events.
but once an attack comes the slimmer persons have a
less chance of survival.note carefully-
it is survival chance.
naturally longer living may be more with those are not slim
this does not mean we should keep over weight.
because overweight also causes many other problems.
"Excessive body weight has been shown to predispose to
various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases,
diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis."
the article it self points to this .
"Second, patients with type 2 diabetes and a low BMI
might have higher tobacco and alcohol consumption,
contributing to both the development of diabetes and a
lower BMI. "
"Finally, obese patients may be more likely to be checked
for diabetes, leading to earlier diagnosis. "
this means the study just presents statistical conclusions
and do not go into the reason as to why such result is
such half digested researches must be for other
researchers to discern and common people
just discard it
untill the vast majority of the world medical
who knows this research will not be discarded by them?
the rest of what some one talks about bmi is half learning.
bmi is a technique towards finding body fat.
it has nothing to do with anybody's health.
health professionals make use of it by giving a range
which they may further fine tune..till that we use the present recommended range only.
that is the fact.