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"Obesity Paradox" - More And More Studies Find The Overweight Live Longer

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Being overweight is unhealthy. The medical community never tires of predicting an early demise for obese people, and strongly urging them to lose weight. But in fact, the latest science says that fat people live longer and can tolerate higher levels of stress. 'The classic view is that obesity is an illness that has to be cured,' says Professor Achim Peters of the University of Lübeck in Germany. 'But it's not an illness. In fact, it's even a good thing.'

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