Fat Old Person?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

“An analysis led by a UC researcher calculates that the number of obese adults over the age of 60 will rise from 14.6 million in 2000 to 20.9 million in 2010--an increase of 43 percent.”

Okay, here’s the thing; Have you ever looked around and seen a really old overweight person? Really, think about it—have you? Probably not. The reason? They DON’T live long enough to get old! Extremely overweight people die early due to all the health problems associated with obesity.

Personally, I can’t recall ever seeing an obese man or woman over 70 years old, and that number might even be lower, say, 65. So don’t worry government study people, I doubt “obese adults over the age of 60” will be our biggest health care issues in the future! More likely, will we have any affordable health care at all?

Just to note: I often wonder how these study results are compiled? Because when my hubby and I play our WII Fit games, the little smart-ass character on there always says “ouch” when I get on the scale and measures my ol man as “obese” (he’s 6’ and 200lbs). Neither one of us are overweight.Share/Bookmark


Sheila Deeth January 1, 2011 at 10:51 PM  

Definitely something to ponder. Thanks.

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