Thursday, June 25, 2009

A few extra pounds can add years to your life: study

Carrying a little extra weight may actually be good for you
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Carrying a little extra weight may actually be good for you, according to a Canadian study that showed a few pounds appear to protect people from an early death.

Researchers found that while underweight and extremely obese people die earlier than people of a normal weight, people who are slightly overweight actually live longer than those of a normal weight.


"But overweight individuals were 17 percent less likely to die. The relative risk for obese people was nearly the same as for people of normal weight."

A Z Lynch Comments:
Could this be because overweight and obese individuals are forced to pay closer attention to their overall health?


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Via: Reuters

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