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Additionally, what your commentator also didn't point out was that the study correlated mortality stats (whether you die or not) with BMI and not morbidity (how sick you are while you're still drawing breath)

Statistically BMIs of below 20 are strongly correlated with severe illness and death (think the cachexia of cancer, HIV/AIDS etc) On the other end of the spectrum, higher BMIs are strongly correlated with disablity and/or sickness that's often "managed" sort-of with a whole cornucopia of life extending medications....Lipitor, Glucophage, Norvasc (what I call *The Holy Trinity*) etc. etc.

Again, the study authors' statistical analysis couldn't adjust for this relevant information
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