Most of us think that longevity hinges on maintaining a
normal body mass index. But research conducted over the last decade hit the
media with explosive news: overweight and even moderately obese people with
certain chronic diseases—from heart disease to cancer—often live longer and
fare better than normal weight individuals with the same ailments.
In this groundbreaking audiobook, Carl Lavie, MD, reveals the
science behind the obesity paradox and shows us how to achieve maximum health
rather than minimum weight. Lavie not only explains how extra fat provides
additional fuel to help fight illness, he also argues that we’ve gotten so used
to framing health issues in terms of obesity that we overlook other potential
causes of disease. Picking up where the bestseller Fat Chance left
off, The Obesity Paradox will change the conversation about fat—and
what it means to be healthy. Download and start listening now!