Weight Alone No Measure of Health, & Other News of Note

Excess Weight Not Always Unhealthy (Consumer Reports) A new study has added to the evidence that when it comes to longevity, being healthy is more important than being thin. * * The finding challenges the traditional thinking that excess weight alone is a health problem that needs to be treated, and suggests instead that it’s …

Stat!: Obesity’s a Problem…But Not for Me

Percent of overweight Americans: 32.7 Percent of obese Americans: 34+ Percent of Americans who say they are at a healthy weight: 66.6 Percent who think obesity isn’t a problem for their families or themselves: 49 Number of obesity-related deaths each year: 112,000 Number of Americans with type 2 diabetes: about 23.6 million Number of Americans …