Smokers live longer than the obese

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  1. canker2323

    canker2323 Active Member

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    http://www.news4jax.com/news/study-smoking-vs-obesity/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.
     
  2. Fitzy

    Fitzy Well-Known Member

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    "Extremely" obese? How much is that?
     
  3. canker2323

    canker2323 Active Member

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    Half of America.
     
  4. heitclone

    heitclone Well-Known Member

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

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    #5 RubyClone, Jul 25, 2014
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  6. Cyclonepride

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    BMI 55 to 55.9 whatever that means
     
  7. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

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

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  9. RubyClone

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    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.
     
  10. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    First google image search for "55 BMI"

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    Would.
     
  11. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm fat and a smoker! See you all in hell very soon :jimlad:
     
  12. CyOps

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

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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    Normal weight, smoking alcoholics have the highest quality of life...
     
  14. benjay

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    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.
     
  15. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  16. RubyClone

    RubyClone Active Member

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    Ok ... thanks.
     
  17. Cyclonepride

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    A better question is who would pass out first in a dead sprint?
     
  18. Cy Hard

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    This reminds me of my chubby chasing past. You realize they can't get away quick enough so they were easy to catch.
     
  19. RubyClone

    RubyClone Active Member

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    I have to ask....

    Why would they be trying to get away?
     
  20. awd4cy

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    Too small for me.
     

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