My people will live forever. -MM
A new study says being slightly overweight may actually help you live longer. Researchers looked at data on nearly three million adults around the world. They compared the body mass index, a measurement of weight in relation to height, to the risk of death. The study found people with a little extra weight had a six percent lower risk of dying compared to people considered "normal" weight. However, it's not an excuse to pack on the pounds.
Obese people had more than triple the risk of dying, according to the study.
The research looked at only death, not chronic medical conditions.