Everyone knows if you want to live a good long life, it is important that you keep thin and fit, right?  Well, according to an astonishing new study conducted by the National Institutes of Health and CDC, finding such a link may be more fiction than fact.  As published in the Journal of the AMA, researchers at these prestigious institutes found absolutely no link between obesity, defined as a BMI of 25 and 30 percent, and an increased risk of early death.  Indeed, the research revealed that being slightly overweight may actually be safer than being of normal weight, and only those with a BMI of 35 percent or above, which amounts to only 8 percent of the public, are actually at an increased risk of early death.  A deliciously delightful study, indeed!

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