Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: lowT, ala dad bod live longer and less cancer?« on: November 07, 2016, 04:54:19 am »
Im not buying this crap
people just want an excuse to be fat
The podgy dad has a better immune system, is less likely to suffer from heart attacks or prostate cancer and, weirdly, is apparently more attractive to women.
I am very skeptical: there are no chunky supercultures.
The on thing I have read is that some fat gives you a reserve if you ever get ultra sick or suffer trauma.
"Studies" such as this are likely similar to other false studies we've been brainwashed with throughout the last 20 years. It is clear to me that Western culture is extremely de-masculinizing while at the same time pushing feminism. Feminists don't want to feel insecure by a mate that looks far better than they do. They also don't want to do what is necessary to stay in shape and look half-way decent. This is why we are now seeing categories such as "big and beautiful" which is an absolute oxymoron. This is why we are seeing plus-sized "models" on the front of magazines. Don't fall for it and don't give in to the bullshit. Elitists that practically OWN the country want a weak-minded and weak-willed population....especially the males. If anything the REAL trend these days is FOR fitness and lean bodies. The gyms in my area have NEVER been so packed as they are now. Yoga, Crossfit, Mud Runs and fitness Boot Camps have been sprouting up like crazy. This is why the USA as a whole has actually stopped it's progression as the most obese country on earth. I would not be surprised if these ridiculous "studies" are being put out due to the recent statistics. After all, obesity is a huge moneymaker for the Elites/Special interests. A healthy population doesn't benefit them at all so it really is as simple as following the money...
Being a fat guy with no motivation other than to be consistent with watching TV and eating pizza after work isn't what society should shoot for IMO. The only women that find that attractive are those who are unmotivated and who want to feel secure at the same time which is EXACTLY the type of woman I want nothing to do with....
You shouldn't view all of evolutionary history through the lens of what has become the beauty norm for only the last 100 year or so, when famine and malnourishment was almost eliminated in the western world. Up until then extra fat was looked upon in women as the ability to survive famine and still successfully reproduce. And being overweight in men was a sign of wealth, being able to provide food for wives and children. Look at the depiction of beauty in art from the Greeks through the late 19th century. Of course this only applies to societies based on agriculture, not the super cultures Peak mentions. There have also been studies that show that our genome has already made some adaptations to an agricultural way of life, which means we a genetically different than the super-cultures.
There are still countries that view fatter men and women as more desirable....third world countries such as the Philippines. The reason is simple, fat and pasty (not tanned) = money. It doesn't mean more healthy, it means having the financial means to eat whatever they want and not work outside in the sun. You will also find that a good percentage of these fortunate fat people have diabetes from their diet and lack of activity. While poor people obviously have their own health issues due to not being able to afford nutrient-rich food, they DON'T have diabetes caused by their lazy lifestyles and the abundance of bad foods that the richer in their society choose to eat instead of healthy options. Yes, the poor and unfortunate have health issues and die younger due to being malnourished. However, the rich, fortunate ALSO have health issues and die younger due to their choice to eat all the wrong things and to be lazy/inactive.