In the journal of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, doctors are debating whether it’s futile to try to treat obesity. According to a review article published in the issue, people in the “high-normal” or overweight range have the lowest mortality, or risk of dying.
“In terms of your chances of dying related to your weight, your best bet is to be slightly overweight,” said the study’s author, Dr. John Bosomworth, an honorary lecturer in the department of family medicine at UBC and a retired family physician. People whose weight remains stable at any level throughout adult life also tend to have a lower risk of dying, he said.
National Post, Tue May 22 2012, Page: A7, By: Sharon Kirkey, Link to full text