A 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)