A new study, presented to the Association for the Study of Obesity in London yesterday, shows that overweight adults who exercise have only half the premature death rate of skinny people who don’t work out. This new research seems to indicate what we’ve know all along: that balance is the key (everything in moderation) and what you choose to eat isn’t as important as what you do once you leave the dinner table.
But don’t expect to hear this message from the Center for Science in the Public Interest or any of their cohorts in the Nanny Culture. They’d rather scare you into eating bran muffins, tofu, and rice cakes. After all, scare tactics sell newsletters, and they make great headlines too – but that doesn’t make them any less deceptive.