The Obesity Paradox

by | Monday, August 03, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 65% of Americans are overweight or obese. The CDC has declared this an “epidemic”. Research shows there is cause for concern. If you are overweight you have a 150% - 200% greater chance of premature death. But wait! What about the obesity paradox? Obesity Paradox is the media friendly term for something called, reverse epidemiology. In short it is the result of epidemiological research indicating that people classified as...

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Top Ten Reasons BMI Is Useless

by | Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 1 comment(s)

10. Only Valid If You Happen to Be A 19th Century BelgianThe Body Max Index (BMI) formula widely used today was formulated 200 hundred years ago by Belgian mathematician Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. He was tasked by his government to devise a formula to describe the statistical distribution of obesity in the Belgian population at that time. In other words, he took a bunch of data and came up with an equation to fit that specific data. It was, perhaps, useful for those people at that time...

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5 Surprising Ways To Live Longer

by | Friday, July 03, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

Longevity is a particular area of interest of mine both professionally and personally. It is an area fraught with misinformation. Some of the misinformation is propagated for commercial reasons, but a lot of it is just because the science of longevity is really just getting started. Here’s a quick list of longevity facts that may surprise you1. It's not about the genetics, it's about the epigeneticsEpigenetics is a relatively new field of investigation in science. It is the study of genetic...

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