by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths
Here is another sign that the redemption is happening right now. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that being overweight may lead to a longer life.
The study included a detailed review of over 100 previously published research papers connecting body weight and mortality risk among 2.88 million study participants living around the world.
The study confirms that obese people, and even more so, the extremely obese, tend to die earlier than those of normal weight. But the findings also suggest that people who are overweight, but not obese, may live longer than people with clinically normal body weight.
An article in 2005 also showed that being overweight was associated with lower mortality, but the study was vigorously attacked by the medical society. Now, however, dozens of other studies have reached the same conclusion even though it is hard for researchers and the public to accept it.
The obvious conclusion is; have another challah on Shabbos, and don’t skimp on the cholent either.