Overweight? You are less likely to die after surgery.
A new study has revealed that people who are underweight are 40 percent more likely to die in the first month after surgery than patients who are overweight.
The study suggest that BMI (body mass index) may be a useful measure in predicting the risk-level of patients while recovering from surgery.
“Patients with low BMI are at higher risk of death 30 days after surgery,” said George Stukenborg of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, who worked on the study. (Reuters)
The interesting part of this whole thing is that being fat is usually the reason why you end up needing surgery. But is seems that evolution has evened things out by helping those who are fat have a better chance of survival after surgery. Unfortunately, it has not yet come up with a mutation which helps balance out stupid.