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July 09, 2007

New Study finds Fat People outlive Thin ones after Heart Attacks

Hey ! I just found a great excuse to be fat! But well, there is a scientific paradox that should not be used as an excuse to indulge:

A 2005 study published in the American Journal of Medicine by scientists at Duke University examined nearly 16,000 people in 37 countries. The authors found that one year after a heart attack, the death rate for normal-weight patients was 4.3 percent. For obese patients, it was just 2.2 percent. (Read more here)

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Karen NOYB

Once again a great article. Your site is one of my favorites; I check it daily for updates. Your writing style is excellent and the articles you write about are great reading. Keep up the great work!

PS: I'd rather be thin and not survive a heart attack! Isn't that sick?!??!

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