6 Health Advantages Of Being Overweight

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Hilary Walke on Sep 23, 2009 at 11:30AM

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6 Health Advantages Of Being Overweight

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Upsize Your Thighs

Weighing in at a few extra pounds can actually bring major health benefits, according to a slew of recent studies. Here are six ways in which some padding can tip the scales in your favor.

Healthier Hearts
Women with larger thighs have a lower risk of heart disease and early death, says a new study in the British Medical Journal. Those with stick-thin legs faced the greatest chance of developing heart disease. Why? Added lower-body muscle mass can promote a better metabolism. Pear-shapes, be proud.

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