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Subject: Re: LBYM health care Date: 8/5/2014 8:56 PM
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Well, maintaining a healthy body weight and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle certainly prevent the diseases associated with obesity and too much sitting. That much should be obvious.

Given that cancer and dementia etc. can affect even the best custodians of their body, why would any rational person not attempt to prevent the preventable.

My step-father and my great-grandmother developed diabetes as adults.

I don't know how active my GGM was prior to, but I do know she was never fat and was running an in-home daycare in her 60s and 70s.

Step-father had family history (mother and brother) and was exposed to Agent Orange. He also was never fat and never sedentary. He did a lot of physical labor and was always in good shape.

Still got it.

Still died from it.

While it may lower risk, it doesn't eliminate it.

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