Researchers from Canada have shown that obese people without any major health issues may live as long as others who are of normal weight. They also showed that some obese, but otherwise healthy people have lesser chances of dying due to heart problems when compared to normal weight people with some medical problems.
“This shows that one should not look at the weight alone”, says researcher Jennifer Kuk, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology and health science at York University in Toronto. She adds that if a person is healthy, having a healthy lifestyle, being physically active and having a healthy diet are more important than the body weight or weight loss.
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