josh (joshc) wrote,

sighs of relief?

I wonder how long it will take for someone to do a study about the psychological impact of today's report that being modestly overweight might be good for longevity [jama]? Just think about all of the overweight people going to sleep assuming that their extra weight is marking them for an early death waking up to find that it's the underweight people who might need to watch out for the Reaper!

Conversely, I wonder if these findings will induce the thin to eat more? All of this and a new nutritional pyramid [nyt] on the same day! What a day for science.

[n.b. I haven't actually read all of the JAMA article]

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