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This post might offend, but I'm curious................

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

What is the oldest age that you have ever known of someone who was overweight most of their life to live to?

For me it is 72

However it seems like the mid to late 60's is the most common...

So, can I ask, if a 50 something year old refuses to try to lose weight is that the same as a 20 something year old refusing to get treatment for cancer (or diabets, or whatever)

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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myloves.050709
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM

My grandmother is 75 and has been overweight most of her life.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM
Never known any one over weight....
MysticalKnight
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM

I was just getting ready to say I use to work in a nursing home and a lot of my patients here over weight.  My back and the lifts needed to help them more than prove that over weight people can lead a rather long life. 


Quoting deepthinker:

I use to work at a couple nursing home when I was younger and about half the residents were overweight and we had about 200-250 residents in each facility.  Most ranged in age from about 70-100. 

I also think that refusing cancer treatment is very different than not attempting to lose weight. Refusing cancer treatment is most likely putting a nail int he coffin.  People have lived long lives being overweight.  I think there is a real difference between overweight and obese. Being overweight doesn't always lead to health problems and you can still be healthy.  Obese usually always come with some type of health problems.


 

squeekers
by Platinum Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM

 my uncle freddie is 77 and built like a small sherman tank.

babygirl7161
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM
I see patients in their 80's with lots of health problems and a really shitty quality of life.
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MissMysteriouss
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM
I will go the other way.

My mom was petite, never over weight a day of her life. Most she ever weighed was 115 lbs. She died this year at 72 years old.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM
Well that has died anyway.

Quoting Anonymous:

Never known any one over weight....
mattiehatter
by Mary on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:45 PM
I know a 101 year old. She will be 102 in August.
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wulfeyes05
by Ruby Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:45 PM
Henry the VIII was overweight.
TSNDDY
by Ruby Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:45 PM
I don't know anyone who's overweight that's died
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