According to BBC, obesity can lead to a lack of vitamin D. You'd think that with the extra surface area available to exposure to the sun, chunky folks would manufacture more of the nutrient, but it's suggested that, as vitamin D is stored in fatty tissues, the increased volumes available for storage result in less of it circulating through the bloodstream. This also leads to another question: can dieting therefore be dangerous, leading to elevated levels of circulating D as fat cells are pressed into service?
As well, it appears as though it's time to break out the tiny violins:
So-called “Millennials,” defined here as American adults ages 18 to 34, reported higher stress levels than their parents’ and grandparents’ generations, and more Millennials said that their stress level had increased in the last year. And 52 percent of this age group even said stress had kept them up at night.
Oh, Heavens! The group with the highest levels of self-esteem are stressing? Poor babies! From personal experience with thirty-somethings in the workplace, a couple of reasons for this phenomenon spring immediately to mind: first, they consider themselves to be Really Smart, and in fact seem to view themselves as the center of the universe. They're also, by and large, work-averse; they invest a great deal in self-aggrandizement, but not a lot in actual performance.
These are the kids who expect praise simply for showing up. And when they do show up, they're the ones who proceed to make breakfast and then spend an hour or so in front of a computer, updating their Facebook accounts, doing personal email, and other really important tasks. Afterward, they might do an hour or so of work before "break time" rolls around - and the fifteen minute period is easily stretched to another half hour or longer, devoted to checking Twitter or other important social media.
I put up with these kids for years.
Another source of stress for the precious snowflakes likely lies in their prior choices, as many took out tens of thousands of dollars in student loans under the assumption that when they got that coveted Art History degree and entered the job market, they'd immediately move into a management position. It's a shock to find that the real world doesn't work that way.