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Being overweight any time in adulthood still associated with a shorter life

Research we’re watching Previous studies have suggested that being somewhat overweight or even slightly obese may not be associated with a shortened life span. Some studies have suggested that being a bit overweight might even be healthier than being at normal weight. This has been referred to as the “obesity paradox.” …

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