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Specifically in the US, we have a tendency to get extremely sedentary after college (marriage, kids, and work life all start to take it’s toll). We get fat and lazy (myself included, and am still fighting to get back to where I was). I would bet if this study was done with US farmers and/or construction workers (you don’t usually see fat farmers or construction workers, do you?), the results would be very similar, even though they don’t do winter fasting, but there workload does decrease drastically! But…. I would also bet that if those same construction workers were to do weight training in the winter (because they have more time), you probably wouldn’t see any drop off!
Thanks for the article. This and your others postings are a gold mine of information on men’s health that we aren’t getting anywhere else!
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