The Fat Ferret Flung into the Full Flavoured Fowlhouse

By Mike Welsh

Dietitian Ngaire Hobbins continues to stir the full flavoured pot with her comments on older age people risking illness by dieting.

The author of Eat To Cheat Ageing says “the science is clear, while being active remains essential to a productive and vital older life it’s those who are a bit heavier who fare best. Being thin in older age (BMI below 22) is associated with a higher likelihood of dementia, of having a fall, of general poor health and even death.”

Ï spoke to Ngaire on my radio program as a part of “Australian Healthy Weight Week”. The audio of our chat is below.


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