Thin may be more burdensome than fat to healthcare

I am not feeling too hot today. I got kicked mightily in the head at work yesterday, and I am still feeling weird.

So, I won’t write too much today.

However, I did find the following article, which is of interest to me. You know how they say we fatties are such a burden to the health care system, and we fatties spend a lot of time arguing that it is possible to be fat and healthy?

Well, it looks like a study has shown that it’s more expensive to the health care system to be thin and healthy. So, either way you argue it: That you can be fat and healthy, or that it’s more expensive overall to the health care system to be healthy, I guess it looks like being fat isn’t the burden to the health care system everyone would like to believe it is.

The End.

*I can’t flesh out a better argument today, guys. The brain’s not working too well right now. Over & Out.

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4 Comments

  1. wriggles said,

    February 13, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    The purported costs of ‘obesity’ has always been a red herring from the start, it too off because people are desparate to be victimised by fat people in some way to justify their mindless hatreds.

    I cannot believe what they say anymore as they have lied so many times that the bias and falshoods have become systemic, I would have to know on what they based the life expectancy of fat people on. They refuse to explain why no developed country is experiencing a fall in life expectancy despite rampant ‘obesity’, when they get to grips with that, I’ll be able to take them a bit more seriously!

  2. Katie said,

    February 13, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Wait, you got kicked in the head at work? Whoa!

  3. thoughtracer said,

    February 13, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Haha. I support people with behavioral challenges. Sometimes things get unruly.

  4. February 14, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Yeah, it is more expensive to the health care system, but did you read the part about the cost to you?

    “The researchers found that from age 20 to 56, obese people racked up the most expensive health costs. But because both the smokers and the obese people DIED SOONER than the healthy group, it cost less to treat them in the long run.”

    Thin people are only considered more expensive because they are assumed by the scientist(s) who conducted the study to live longer. So while it would seem to support your argument about “fatties” not costing as much, the results (and assumptions) directly contradict your argument that “it is possible to be fat and healthy”- or at least as healthy as those hypothetical thin folks.


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