2013 meta-analysis suggested that overweight individuals had lower all-cause mortality than those at normal BMI. Now data from three large cohort studies with more than 225,000 men and women have demonstrated there is no protective effect of being overweight. These researchers used the maximum weight achieved over the past 16 years in addition to current weight, demonstrating that trends in weight are very important.

LifeTip: Maintain a healthy weight to decrease the risk of death from all causes. Watch “Lose Weight Naturally” with Dr. David DeRose for additional recommendations.

Adapted from PositiveChoices.com

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