Mike, I think stress in our society is one of the biggest factors. Also Mike off subject…have you seen this website?http://forecastthefacts.org/Its a campaign to hold meteorologists accountable on climate change. It starts by calling on the American Meteorological Society to issue a strong statement on climate change
Yes, I have seen it.
It was a coordinated campaign by a couple of activists. It petered out over the weekend when the AMS refused to give in to their demands.
Well then…kudos AMS!
You will want to see this, Mike.
Poet: Thank you for bringing it to my attention.
Commenters: Please no more global warming comments in this tread. It is off-topic. Thank you.
Another interesting thing to look up on Google is the "Obesity Paradox". Many studies show that mortality decreases with higher BMIs. It places into question many commonly held "truths".