10 Reasons Not to Lose the Last 10 Pounds

The surprising benefits of a little extra padding (11 Photos)

Leslie Goldman on Mar 30, 2010 at 3:27PM

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10 Reasons Not to Lose the Last 10 Pounds


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Skinny women don’t always become centenarians. A Japanese study has shown overweight and obese individuals live at least as long as those who fall in the "normal" weight category, while underweight people actually carry an increased risk of premature death, dying six or seven years earlier on average. So you can spend your final days eating twigs and tofu... or enjoy that weekly deep dish indulgence for an extra decade!

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