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    Arrow Smokers live longer than the obese

    http://www.news4jax.com/news/study-s...esity/27142620

    Researchers from the National Cancer Institute found that smokers actually live longer on average, than people dealing with obesity. They compared normal weight smokers to extremely obese non-smokers and found that obesity shortens life spans more than smoking.



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    "Extremely" obese? How much is that?



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    Quote Originally Posted by mjacobs View Post
    "Extremely" obese? How much is that?
    Half of America.



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    ...apples to oranges. Compare it to normal weighted folks who don't smoke or obese ppl who do smoke.



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    Quote Originally Posted by mjacobs View Post
    "Extremely" obese? How much is that?
    > 40% BMI (which is a ridiculous measurement to begin with)

    https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines...ty/bmi_tbl.pdf


    Last edited by RubyClone; 07-25-2014 at 01:17 PM.

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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    BMI 55 to 55.9 whatever that means



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    What about obese, smoking alcoholics? I'm asking for someone else of course.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    BMI is a garbage stat. I would have to weigh 145 or so to be at a healthy BMI.

    I haven't weighed that since I was 14. Training for sports in the weight room put on enough muscle where I'll only have an acceptable BMI by amputation or horrible disease



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    Quote Originally Posted by KnappShack View Post
    BMI is a garbage stat. I would have to weigh 145 or so to be at a healthy BMI.

    I haven't weighed that since I was 14. Training for sports in the weight room put on enough muscle where I'll only have an acceptable BMI by amputation or horrible disease
    Same here... Mine says 197 (6'3") to be at the very top end of healthy. Conversely, one could be all the way down to 156 and be at the low end of the "healthy" range. As it is, I'm just barely still only overweight at 229 (til Lunch today) I'll grant I'm still a bit overweight. I don't think many would use the term obese.

    For reference - Adrian Peterson of the Vikings is one BMI % from being obese.

    The measurement only compares weight to height. No other factors come into play.



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    BMI 55 to 55.9 whatever that means
    First google image search for "55 BMI"



    Would.




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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    Well I'm fat and a smoker! See you all in hell very soon



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    It's been my experience that a lot of fat people don't like the BMI.



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    What about obese, smoking alcoholics? I'm asking for someone else of course.
    Normal weight, smoking alcoholics have the highest quality of life...



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    Same here... Mine says 197 (6'3") to be at the very top end of healthy. Conversely, one could be all the way down to 156 and be at the low end of the "healthy" range. As it is, I'm just barely still only overweight at 229 (til Lunch today) I'll grant I'm still a bit overweight. I don't think many would use the term obese.

    For reference - Adrian Peterson of the Vikings is one BMI % from being obese.

    The measurement only compares weight to height. No other factors come into play.
    If your body resembles AP's, you might have an argument. For most of us, being overweight according to BMI is the same as..... being overweight.



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    Re: Smokers live longer than the obese

    Quote Originally Posted by CyOps View Post
    It's been my experience that a lot of fat people don't like the BMI.
    I think its more that a lot of overweight people don't like to be considered "obese". I'm 5'9, 210lbs, and am considered obese according to BMI.



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