A German obesity specialist has said that fat people live longer since their brains are better nourished under stress as compared to their skinny counterparts. Achim Peters is of the opinion that people who are fat are able to cope with the stresses of modern life as their metabolisms are in a better position to manage it. This may not be the case with thin people. Studying brain and its connection with weight associated issues for the past thirty years, the specialist feels that it is a misconception that fat people die faster. He said: 'People react to a stressful, uncertain circumstance in two different ways. Some eat and become fat. The others refuse food and become thin. The ones who become really ill are the thin ones. The fat ones are, in comparison with the thin ones, much healthier.' According to him, the concern is certainly on those who are thin and stressed out rather than those who are fat and stressed out. 'We have to worry much more about the thin stressed people than about the fat stressed people. Yet they are not regarded widely as having a problem precisely because they are thin. But in fact they die earliest,' He said. Not eating when people are stressed means brain gets nutrients from within- which is the muscles and organs rather than from food. 'So far, only the relationship between being overweight and mortality has been studied. The cause of the mortality is not in just being overweight, it lies in stress,' he concluded. Source: Medindia << Government-protected Research Site to Beat GM Crop Controve... Seven- Year-old Victim of Cystinosis Cannot Sweat >> Recommended Reading Malnutrition to Obesity - The Big Leap Obesity is the root cause of problems like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and gall bladder disease. A serious look at our strategies is needed to tackle this fast growing epidemic. READ MORE Mantra to Prevent Childhood Obesity – Vigorous Physical Activity Being physically very active is the mantra to prevent pediatric obesity rather than concentrating efforts at restricting energy consumption. READ MORE Obesity Obesity is a condition where there is excess accumulation of body fat which poses a risk to the health of the individual. It can affect children and adults. READ MORE Carbohydrates and Its Role in Obesity Obesity is a global epidemic with majority of the world's population in developed countries being over weight or obese! READ MORE Andropause / Male Menopause Andropause or male menopause causing low libido in a man is due to decreasing level of male hormones, like testosterone. Symptoms of andropause are depression, irritability. READ MORE Cholesterol Cholesterol is produced by the body (liver) and is essential for normal body functioning. READ MORE Cholesterol - The Enigma Chemical The word 'Cholesterol' rings danger bells as soon as it is mentioned. This important chemical is important for the normal metabolism of the body and is dangerous only if present in excess. READ MORE Heart Attack- Lifestyle risks Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Simple guidelines to avoid heart attack are listed. READ MORE Is Your Man Moody? Women get confused by the behavior of men in their lives. It is time they realize that men too have frequent mood swings. READ MORE Liposuction Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure, which is used to suck out the excess or abnormal fat deposition to give a well-contoured shapely look. READ MORE Palpitations And Arrhythmias Palpitations are unpleasant sensation of one’s own heartbeat. READ MORE Stress and the Gender Divide Stress has become entwined in the current lifestyle of a young working couple and has resulted in the rise in incidence of hypertension, diabetes and psychosomatic illnesses. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) A-Z Drug Brands in India Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) More News on: CholesterolPalpitations And ArrhythmiasDiet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseStress Relief Through Alternative MedicineStress and the Gender DivideCholesterol - The Enigma ChemicalAndropause / Male MenopauseLiposuctionHeart Attack- Lifestyle RisksIs Your Man Moody?