Analysis Of The Real Voyage Of Discovery

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There is a quote by Marcel Proust where he states that “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. I’d like to begin this project by using this as a point of reference for my analysis of a journal entry of scientific advancement. The reason I chose this particular quote is because it is very fitting for how some scientific discoveries come to be, especially when statistics are involved. Statistics have allowed for correlations to be made and for scientists and doctors to find causes to some effects. This is particularly true when it comes to the article I have decided to analyze. The article in question being is titled, Could a Few Extra Pounds Help You Live Longer? This article written by …show more content…
What this proposed discovery can do for the world is something that requires further analysis, due to its possible benefits. The research of the article comes from a study done in Denmark, where a study was done to better understand if a person’s body mass index (BMI) has any direct correlation with the health of a person. The researched tailored their research to analyze whether or not someone with a slightly above average BMI has the chance to live longer than that of someone with an average (or normal) BMI. For someone to fall into the category of having a normal BMI, one would have to fall into the range of 18.5 through 25 (Scientificamerican.com). As a point of reference the article states that if someone is five foot, four inches tall and weighs 150 pounds, they would have a BMI score of 25 (Scientificamerican.com). One must also dually note that regions and ethnicities can have an effect on a person’s BMI, due to the different biological makeups of people around the world. The article brings up the case of Asians from the Indian subcontinent, because they tend to have more body fat for the same BMI compared with other groups (Scientificamerican.com). Therefore someone from Southeast Asia would have the

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