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By Glenn A. Gaesser

Fats will be fitl this is often the 1st paperback variation of huge fats LIES which used to be released in hardcover through Fawcett Columbine in 1996 and has been unavailable for a number of years. this is facts that individuals might be obese and nonetheless be healthy and fit. Gaesser, an workout physiologist, provides clinical proof that there are advantages to physique fats. optimum future health and health are the result of mild day-by-day workout and a posh - carbohydrate dieting that goals for a regular of 20 percentage fats. Authoritative, clearly-written, and the most important studying for a person who desires to take concrete steps in the direction of enhancing their overall healthiness, it doesn't matter what their dimension. "A thorough and compelling synthesis of the scientific literature that demanding situations the typical ideals that "thin is healthier" and "weight loss improves health".

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Is her doctor pleased? No. ” But if Charlotte were to lose weight, what purpose would it serve? Certainly not to improve her vital signs, which are all excellent. Actually a while ago Charlotte did have a slightly elevated cholesterol level. At 220 mg/dl (milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter of blood), she was 20 milligrams above the upper limit recommended as healthy by the National Cholesterol Education Program. She was not, however, overweight, by any standard. By cutting out most of the high-fat dairy products she’d been eating, she reduced her cholesterol to a very desirably low 170 mg/dl in almost no time.

Have diets failed you or made you feel like a failure? Do you feel people look down on you because of your weight? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then this book is for you. Anything but a “yes” answer to the first three questions might seem heretical. After all, nearly every medical and health organization in the United States has taken the position that obesity is a major health hazard. We are told that most of us are too fat, and that this is very bad. Virtually all health and fitness professionals routinely point to one or another of the height-weight tables or relatively new body mass index charts and recommend that their “overweight” patients lose enough weight to fall within the designated ranges.

S. government, both published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. S. census, roughly 25 million men are said to be dieting to lose weight at any given time, and 43 million women. About 21 million men are dieting to maintain weight, and a little more than 26 million women. In total, there are nearly 116 million adults dieting at any given time, representing about 55 percent of the total adult population. By contrast, a Louis Harris poll in 1964 indicated that only 15 percent of adults were dieting.

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