Thursday, September 18, 2008

Being Overweight

A new report suggests that being overweight is not as harmful as is commonly believed, and actually confers some surprising benefits.

Being five to ten pounds overweight could protect people from ailments ranging from tuberculosis to Alzheimer's disease, research indicates. Those carrying 15 to 25 extra pounds are better able to recover from adverse conditions such as emphysema, pneumonia, and various injuries and infections, states the report.

Thirty to forty pounds of flab could help fend off breast, kidney, pancreatic, prostate, and colon cancer. And an extra fifty pounds on the scale may improve eyesight, reverse baldness, cure the common cold, and reduce global warming.

In general, the report concludes, overweight people are happier, more successful in business, smarter, and friendlier.

The study was funded by a research grant from McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, Domino's Pizza, Starbucks, Haagen Dazs, Sara Lee, and Krispy Kreme.


Mrs. Renfro said...

Sorry, guys. Haha. I was reading this today and totally fell for it. I had to laugh at my "blondness" when I got to the end. I was are some pretty good reasons not to work out :D
DUH! I feel so "not" smart right now.

I am truly blessed said...

LOL...that was funny. I have been working out a lot lately....and tracking it on my other blog...and for just a glimpse while reading that I was thinking there may be an end to my workouts. jk

~~Deby said...

wow...then I am okay, right..this was funny Alice.