Anyone remember Lysenko the “scientist”?
Anyone knows a really fat person who lived into his 80s?
Obese, no. But over weight? yes many older people I know in their 70s and 80s got about 10 to 20 extra pounds or even more. I had a tiny grand mom who died of an aneurism at 70 and a pudgy grand mom who lived to be 9O and died of natural causes; she got a bad case of influenza and never recovered.
My father in law is 82 and at least 100 pounds overweight. Low cholesterol too and lives on his own. His weight does inhibit his lifestyle though he manages to get to Perkins every day for breakfast. Errgghh!
Also, there’s a guy I know that is about 300 lbs. and smokes a big, fat cigar everyday at my mom’s AL. He sits in the bright sun everyday tanning and is 90.
My very fit, healthy dad that did tri-athalons at 77 died of brain cancer. He was lean, all muscle mass, and ate very healthfully.
I see all kinds of fat elders at my mom’s AL, mostly women. I’d guesstimate they’re in their 80’s.
Generalities don’t always hold true.
Yes, turned 80 this year. Obese woman all her life, syrian descent and eats everything. Tons of fruit, veggies, you name it. All balanced, no extremes. Just lots of everything. Also drinks lots of iced tea. NO heart problems. NONE. She has a very discerning palate, too (actually just an acute sense of smell). No it’s not me. She does have an inherited problem though with her veins, but not weight related.
Orson Welles. Barely.
I do. I have known several fat women who have lived over 90.
They were actually normal women, but by todays BMI they were considered obese.
Thousands. We lived near century village and other retirement communities.
Thousands upon thousands.