Resisting Swine Flu

According to Prevention on the web, one of the indications that your immunity system needs a boost is: You've got a lot of weight to lose.
"You know excess weight is unhealthy for your heart, brain and other organs. But it's also bad for your immune system", the site says and continues:

"In fact, those who become most seriously ill with swine flu tend to share the same characteristic: a body mass index over 40, meaning they are morbidly obese. Excess weight can cause hormonal imbalances and inflammation that impairs the immune system's ability to fight infection."

5 comments:

  1. It's sobering and motivating at the same time.

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  2. Thanks for the info! Very true.

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  3. Good to know Rebecca, I could loose 5 pounds for sure but am not obese...well not yet anyway.....Happy Halloween.....:-) Hugs

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  4. Thanks for this very important, and helpful information.

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  5. To late for me..i don't think i could lose fast enough to be safe from the flu bug...but it is a real motivator.

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