Monday, July 09, 2007
More proof God has a sense of humor: obese more likely to survive heart attack
The LA Times has an Associated Press report from the medical world.
While being fat increases your chances of a heart attack, some studies suggest a puzzling paradox: Obese people seem to have a better chance of surviving one.
Scientists are stumped over why that seems to be the case and pose several theories. There may be physiological differences in the hearts of obese and normal-weight people. Or perhaps it depends on where the fat is on their bodies.