Study: Being Overweight Could Help You Live Longer

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For those trying to keep up with that New Years resolution, well maybe you should check out this survey out first. A new U.S. government report from the Journal of the American Medical Association argues that being a overweight could help a person live longer. Compared to those who are considered the ideal weight or markedly obese, researchers found that individuals who are “pleasantly plump” (or those with a body mass index of 25 to 30) may actually have a lower risk of dying. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed the records of more than 2.8 million people and found people who are 30 pounds or less over their ideal weight don’t need to rush to a the gym. That being said, don’t think this is a excuse to be obese. The study does site people who have a body mass index of 35 or more still have a much higher risk of death. So please, take this news with a grain of salt.

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