Being a little overweight may help you live longer

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Being a little overweight may help you live longer
Mon, 01-07-2013 - 8:59am

There is good news for those who are just slightly overweight. According to Health Day News, it may help you live longer. " A new international analysis reveals a surprising pattern: while obesity increases the risk of dying early, being slightly overweight reduces it." MORE

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Registered: 02-04-2013
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 3:09am
I can't live with me excess weight. I even take diet pills like Phentermine 37.5 or capsiplex for more resultative dieting
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Registered: 11-14-2008
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 12:18pm

Hmmm... Nice to know that that last 3 pounds probably won't kill me! But, I think that BMI is more of a guideline than an indicator, one way or another. There are just so many other factors to consider -- family history,  smoking, fitness, cholesterol levels, etc.