Re: Die, fat boy!

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Nov 09 2001 - 07:10:34 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:
> A while back, Robin Hanson reported studies implying that losing mass
> wasn't all that useful for health. A new study reported by AP (sorry, no
> link), sez:
> ======================================
> [blah blah] The exercise-and-diet group had lower blood pressure readings
> during high emotional stress than did the exercise-only or the control
> group, the study found. Exercisers had some similar improvements but not
> nearly as pronounced.
> Diet and exercise are common prescriptions for treatment of hypertension.
> But the study showed weight loss had a greater effect than exercise did,
> said the study's senior author, James A. Blumenthal of Duke.

This, of course, really only applied to those who are overweight AND
have high-normal blood pressure. If you are overweight yet have low
blood pressure, these findings don't really apply.

104/80 bp

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