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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 02:48 PM

13. Overweight and obese people were hospitalized in a greater proportion to their numbers

than those of normal weight. In the early months of the pandemic nurses caring for those in hospital with Covid remarked over and over how the sickest ones were almost to a person obese.

For all that people like to complain the the Body Mass Index is flawed, it's not as flawed as you think. If your BMI is 36, you really and truly are obese. Don't try to point to body builders or football players who weigh a lot as why you are not obese.

My BMI had edged up into the obese category, and last summer I decided it was time I got it back below 25. Right now it's at 25.1, just barely into overweight. But I still want to take off about ten more pounds, which would make it 23.2.

One problem we all have is that so very many of us are overweight or obese, we've forgotten what a normal weight actually looks like. Look at photographs, especially of some kind of group scenes, from 50 or so years ago and you'll be astonished at how much less people weighed. High school yearbooks are a good source.

And somehow I suspect that the Vitamin D deficiency isn't as great as sometimes claimed, and for those who really are deficient, their risk of being hospitalized or dying of Covid isn't all that enhanced. So we all need to stop justifying how fat we really are.

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