Staying healthily fat is healthy

This would be refreshing news for all fat people – scientists have indicated that it may be better to stay fat than go on dieting to shed those extra pounds.

A study by York University has found that obese people who are otherwise healthy, live just as long as their slim counterparts, and are less likely to die of cardiovascular causes.

`Our findings challenge the idea that all obese individuals need to lose weight,` said lead author Jennifer Kuk, assistant professor in York`s School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health.

What is healthy weight loss?

`Moreover, it`s possible that trying – and failing – to lose weight may be more detrimental than simply staying at an elevated body weight and engaging in a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables,` she added.

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