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In [preventive medicine]-land, skinniness and working out prevent all [preventable] problems. Never mind those pesky slender, fit friends and family with diabetes, cancer, dementia...

There you go, alstro....I fixed those typos for you..

I can't recall many of my family members my age or older who weren't reasonably slim or fit by virtue of working out at physically demanding jobs/needing to walk everywhere/not eating too much etc. etc. They all died of "something"......some younger than others (a cousin my age who was killed outright in a road traffic accident)

I don't see this family history of eventual death from *something* as any reason to avoid the hard work necessary to maintain a healthy bodyweight as a road to better health/appearance .....than I'd otherwise have if I allowed obesity and sedentary behavior to enter my life.

That'd be like not doing routine maintenance on my car because (as a cost saving strategy, mind) my very first set of wheels (a Hillman Imp) got demolished by a drunk driver.......after gawd knows how many miles on the road because the odometer re-set to zero while I owned it!
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