Pleasantly plump people may live longer

The findings were immediately challenged as they didn’t consider gender, age, fat distribution, or fitness levels.

2nd January, 2013
Cake lovers note: being pleasantly plump may not be all bad.

People who are pleasantly plump may have a lower risk of dying than those who are considered the ideal weight or who are markedly obese, according to a US government report that may alter New Year’s resolutions.

The report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reviewed 97 studies involving more than 2.88 million people globally.

It found the lowest risk among those who are overweight though not obese, according to generally accepted...

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