The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier | 20 CPEU

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Now, a pioneer in “obesity paradox” research delivers a message that everyone who struggles to shed so-called excess weight will want to hear. After research uncovered that overweight and even moderately obese people with certain chronic diseases often live longer and fare better than their normal weight counterparts, Carl Lavie, MD, realized that being moderately fit is more important for good health than having a low body mass index. Sharing the science behind these recent findings, The Obesity Paradox shows readers how to achieve what’s really important: maximum health—not minimum weight.

Learning Objectives

  • Comprehend the research regarding the relationship between overweightness and moderate obesity and longevity and certain chronic diseases.
  • Distinguish the relative health benefits of fitness versus normal body weight.
  • Articulate the relative importance of maximum health versus minimum weight.

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  • Exam: 100 multiple choice questions. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.
  • Kindle eBook: 299 KB. ASIN: B00FFFN7N2. Accessible in the U.S. only. You must have an active amazon account. The email associated with your active amazon account, must be the same email used for this order. Kindle eBooks can be viewed on Androids, iPhones, iPads, PCs, Macs, etc. Enjoy Kindle eBooks on any device with the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, PC and Mac, and on Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets. Learn more here.
  • Book: Paperback, 288pp. Mar 2015. ISBN-13: 978-0142181881

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