[lit-ideas] Correction

  • From: andy amago <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 08:37:48 -0700 (PDT)

Just as I was waking up today it came to me that in the recent fat posts, I 
wrote that a BMI of 26 or higher is obese.  Wrong.  26 to 30 is overweight.  30 
or over is obese.  The mechanism behind aging, whether it be genetic, free 
radical, infammatory, whatever, is only being guessed at.  I think it's safe to 
say death will be with us for quite a while.  

Argh, I just googled up Roy Walford.  He died a couple of weeks ago, and he was 
only 80.  Well then, live and learn.  And die.  So, Donal, you're right.  To 
heck with this biochemical machine.  In the battle of the Sybarites vs. the 
Spartans, Dr. Kevorkian wins.  Looks like what works in laboratory animals 
doesn't always translate to humans.  Most likely the most we can hope for is to 
improve the quality of our lives, not the quantity.  Michael Jacobson be 
damned.  A big bag of Nachos and brie looks like real quality to me.

Okay then.  Where's my skirt? 


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