Good News & Bad News
First the Good News.
If you want to live to be 85 and healthy, you can. You just need to be trim and eat right. (Although being a Japanese man seems to help, too.)
The study involved 5,820 Japanese-American men from the Hawaiian island of Oahu, who were followed for up to 40 years, but the researchers said the results likely apply to women and men of other ethnic heritage, too.
I won't go on a rant about scientific studies basing broad conclusions on a narrowly-defined sample.
Now the Bad News.
A 12-year old girl has been given a liposuction.
Yes, you read that right. A liposuction. Society's propaganda about the dangers of overweight and the benefits of being slender (see above) have pushed a child into hating her body badly enough to undergo life-threatening surgery.