I'm not sure the grand conclusion from a new medical study out this week was to eat more cheeseburgers, but it does say that a little extra weight might be just OK.
Wait. Is 2013 bizarro world? This seems counterintuitive from just about everything we've been told all our lives. You make the call. Here's the article:
(TIME.com) -- The longest lived among us aren't necessarily those who are of normal weight, says a new study.
According to new research this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers say that being overweight may lead to a longer life.
The somewhat surprising conclusion comes from an enormous, detailed review of over 100 previously published research papers connecting body weight and mortality risk among 2.88 million study participants living around the world.
The new research confirms that obese people, and particularly those who are extremely obese, tend to die earlier than those of normal weight. But the findings also suggest that people who are overweight (but not obese) may live longer than people with clinically normal body weight.