The Stress Factor
Cardiologist who worked with me a couple of months ago wrote that, “The biggest killer of men over fifty is ‘freaking ourselves out’.”
Stress. Kills more men over fifty than any other preventable condition. Obesity, obviously, is increasing in the population and will soon supercede other causes of death.
Obesity and stress, especially in combination, are already the biggest killers for women. Nearly all women with a BMI greater than 34 after their 40th birthday will be dead before their 60th birthday.
It’s becoming clear that, within just a couple years, obesity will be the leading cause of death for people older than forty-five. Obesity is “the new smoking” epidemic. It has already surpassed smoking, as a leading cause of death, by nearly 300% !!! That’s a 3x increased risk of death, over and above the risk from smoking, perpetrated by the new American “obese lifestyle”.