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

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posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 10:38 PM
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A few extra pounds can add years to your life: study


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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.
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posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 10:38 PM
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The story goes on to say



"It's not surprising that extreme underweight and extreme obesity increase the risk of dying, but it is surprising that carrying a little extra weight may give people a longevity advantage," researcher David Feeny from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research said in a statement.


Well, it's pretty obvious by looking at much older art... that the opinion of beauty has been quite a bit more pudgy than our cosmo inspired bulimcs today.

But because of the level of obesity and the level of anorexia/bulimia we attempt to focus on some sort of "normal" weight.

Well now we know that being "a little overweight" is actually better for you than being of "normal" weight... so wouldn't that make being "a little overweight" a bit more normal, than the so called "normal"?



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posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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