Ridiculous Study of the Week: Obesity Can Cause Diabetes

Here is the shocking news:

Obese adults between the ages of 25 and 64 are at least four times more likely to have been diagnosed with diabetes than those who are normal weight, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

Yup, your taxpayer money paid for this information.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Ridiculous Study of the Week: Obesity Can Cause Diabetes

  1. Ellen Casey, pharmacist
    April 17, 2017 at 11:59 am

    What is a normal weight? I have been an abnormal weight for most of my life! I also have spent most of my life trying to get to what you refer to as a normal weight. I reached it and maintained it for a couple of years a long time ago, but it didn’t last. The more I try to lose weight, the more I gain. It would have been far better for me to wait until I reached my normal height because my normal weight back then was perfect for my normal height!

    My personal physician tells me I need to get a normal amount of exercise! Back in the day, I got a normal amount of exercise, but I still weighed the same … MY normal weight. These days, I can no longer get a normal amount of exercise. After 4 surgeries on my knees (And I still have my normal knees), my normal hip needs a second surgery.

    I think I’m going to keep my normal weight (which doctors don’t approve of) and see if I can live without another surgery until I reach my normal age of death.

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