@SomeGuy These are only observational, so it’s unclear what’s going on anyway. It’s like when I read studies where people with high LDL or total cholesterol live longer, and lower not as long…and I’ve had lower cholesterol my entire life. What do I do with that info?
@brownfat I agree with everything you say.
@OgreZed On the other hand, I can see where some amount of extra fat could be helpful in certain situations. And being very thin is correlated with typically the worst outcomes. Chicken or egg though? Maybe you got super thin because you were sick?
And I listened to a podcast with Ben Bikman where he said he was in Singapore and he realized that people of Asian descent who gain weight are much worse off physically than people of European descent. In other words, people of European descent can gain weight, and this can tend to protect them (myself included) from the effects of insulin. Whereas people of Asian descent who gain a lot less are a lot sicker.