Fat and fit?

Interesting post. In the context of vitamin D, if you’re skinny but deficient, you won’t be healthy. If you’re obese, you’re also likely to be vitamin D deficient due to a) less probable outdoor [and indoor] activity, and b) D trapped in fat reserves.

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I watched a Swedish television commercial the other day. It consisted of depicting a slightly portly middle-aged woman winning a range of different Olympic sports. The point of it – I think – was to show that middle-aged women are better than you think at things you didn’t think they could do; an idea that the company behind the commercial – an internet service provider focusing on online gaming – was eager to enforce.

But regardless of the message or the motive behind the commercial, it got me thinking: does being overweight stop you from being a healthy human being? Is what we’ve been told actually true – that being overweight is a sure ticket to heart conditions, diabetes, circulatory problems and all the rest? Or is there something else hidden here? Could we have oversimplified the issue?

Conventional wisdom

There is such a mountain of statistical data showing links…

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