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Old 04 July 2013, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by UEL View Post
I have no idea how I missed that. Colour me embarrassed.
Happens to me all the time.

ETA: Sue, that may be true, overall, in your specific case; I've no idea of your medical condition. But it isn't necessarily true of everybody. And there are medical problems also associated with being thin; but we don't define thinness as a disease unless it is extreme. I agree that being so heavy that one can't get up and walk is very likely to cause medical problems; as is being medically anorectic. I disagree that being in much of the weight category currently considered to be obesity has been shown to cause more medical problems in people who are active and eating well than being on the lower end of the weight range currently considered to be normal.

Some medical problems may be damned if you do, damned if you don't. Broken bones due to osteoporosis exacerbated by thinness, or aching joints exacerbated by heavy weight? As we get older, we're all likely to wind up aching from something.

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