Can obese people survive longer without food?

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Can obese people survive longer without food?
« on: 19/08/2009 20:30:02 »
stella hamada asked the Naked Scientists:
   
If there was a very fat person and a very thin person stuck in a room with only water, who would die first (i.e. would the fat person live off his deposits of fat)?

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Can obese people survive longer without food?
« Reply #1 on: 20/08/2009 01:43:22 »
yes, it would take longer for the obese person to die.
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Can obese people survive longer without food?
« Reply #2 on: 20/08/2009 06:08:48 »
Also, if you set them on fire, the flames of the obese person will go higher, and this person will burn longer
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Can obese people survive longer without food?
« Reply #3 on: 20/08/2009 06:21:56 »
*Ahem*
Interesting fact. [:)] Lemme try it on my neighbour

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Can obese people survive longer without food?
« Reply #4 on: 20/08/2009 08:19:59 »
*Ahem*
Interesting fact. [:)] Lemme try it on my neighbour


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