Elderly 'live longer if they are overweight'

Feb 13, 2010 Full story: Guardian Unlimited

Study indicates that the mortality rate among 70- to 75-year-olds is higher for those with 'optimum' weights Being overweight can help elderly people live longer, according to the most detailed study ever conducted into the health and ageing of those aged between 70 and 75.

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surya

Chennai, India

#1 Feb 14, 2010
in case BMI is within 25 possibly obese old people just manage to live longer than those obsese whose BMI exceeds 30 or so

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