A Positive Case for Those Extra 10 Pounds

A Positive Case for Those Extra 10 Pounds

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tennis-oldsters.jpgA body of research is emerging that suggests that there’s little risk to carrying a few extra pounds. And there may even be some benefit:

  • People who are 10-to-15 pounds overweight appear to have no greater risk of dying than those of so-called “normal” weight.
  • For people in their 70s who are a little overweight, there is a reduced risk of dying, compared to those of normal weight, according to one study. 
  • Doctors who study osteoporosis say a little extra weight may help strengthen bones. 
  • It can even make you look younger.

(READ the story in the Wall Street Journal)

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