Sunday, May 1, 2011
Belly Fat Can Save You!
Forget about diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, decreased libido, panniculitis, heart attacks, strokes, smelling bad, taking up too much space on an airplane, etc....being really fat can save your life!
A 22 year old male came in with a stab wound to the abdomen. But because he was 450 pounds and litterally had 20 inches of belly fat, the large knife only penetrated fatty tissue. The CT even read "penetration through 8 inches of subcutaneous fat, not in close proximity to the abdominal cavity." A couple of staples and out the door!
So at least there is one benefit to being a big boy.
Posted by SerenityNow at 11:30 AM