Yes, Fat Kills…

Wired News: How Does Fat Kill Thee? Many Ways

Research into the biology of fat is turning up some surprising new insights about how obesity kills. The weight of the evidence: It’s the toxic mischief of the flesh itself.

Experts have realized for decades that large people die young, and the explanation long seemed obvious. Carrying around all those extra pounds must put a deadly strain on the heart and other organs.

Obvious but wrong, it turns out. While the physical burden contributes to arthritis and sleep apnea, among other things, it is a minor hazard compared with the complex and insidious damage wrought by the oily, yellowish globs of fat that cover human bodies like never before.

Fascinating…

posted at 11:21 am on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 in Health | Comments (1)

1 Comment

  1. Ruth says:

    30% body fat equeal 3 months of not eating…..
    wow.
    Scary to think there’s someone who could feed a small town on body fat alone.
    eewwwwww.

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