Ridiculous Study of the Week: Obesity and Death and Disease

I guess we had to prove the obvious.  Again.

Rather than living longer than normal-weight people, those who are obese are just diagnosed at a younger age, the study found. They spend more of their lives with heart disease, but actually live shorter lives.

The study was in the JAMA Cardiology found that “the risk for the various cardiovascular conditions was 21 percent higher in overweight men and 67 percent higher in obese men, compared with normal-weight men.”

Yeah, you think?

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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] 

  4 comments for “Ridiculous Study of the Week: Obesity and Death and Disease

  1. David Grant
    March 7, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    I just saw the perfect illustration for this. It’s with a post on The Onion titled “New Body Negativity Campaign Promotes Idea That Ugliness Comes In All Shapes And Sizes.”
    Here’s a link:
    https://www.theonion.com/new-body-negativity-campaign-promotes-idea-that-uglines-1823569192

  2. RSW
    March 5, 2018 at 11:39 am

    “the risk for the various cardiovascular conditions was 21 percent higher in overweight men and 67 percent higher in obese men, compared with normal-weight men.”

    But always blame the doctors.

  3. Steve O'
    March 5, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Shhh. The academic/industrial/government cabal is busy thinking on other things than how to improve human life and combat disease. We have better stuff to do. Like Quality.

    • Kurt
      March 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      Yeah right!, once the patients leave the office with the 200 pages of “patient” self help information I’ve given them, they can go to Aldi’s and fill up an entire grocery cart (and they gots big ones there) with frozen pizzas. As long as patients aren’t held accountable for their extremely poor health behaviors, not a D#%Ned thing is going to change in this country except there will be no more Doctors doing primary care since we are being held accountable and not the perps who are doing the eating and smoking. I try to convince students to stay out of FP. Worse thing they can do and I don’t care how much DPC preaching you do. DPC will not work everywhere. Nice work if you can get it though. Go to a rural area with a lousy payer mix and fat chance your DPC practice will survive. We had something like that years ago and it was called private practice.
      Now very few left do that in primary care. They either retired or went bankrupt.
      I’m not slamming DPC, again nice work if you can get it but why go through the hassle when simply chosing a better specialty is the way to go? Of course if one is already trapped, doing the research and choosing the right geographical area could pay off. Or then again, you can go
      bankrupt so be careful.

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