The Healthiest weight might actually be ‘Overweight’, massive study finds

A study spanning almost four decades and involving more than 100,000 adults in Denmark has found that those with an ‘overweight’ body mass index (or BMI) were more likely to live longer than those in the ‘healthy’, ‘underweight’, and ‘obese’ categories.

The results bring into question one of the fundamental assumptions we have about our health right now – that a ‘healthy’ BMI equals a longer life. And it’s not the first time – a number of studies in the past have found that packing on a few extra pounds might not be so bad after all.

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