Study reveals overweight elderly ‘live longer’

A recent article on the BBC website talks about a study that reveals moderately overweight elderly people may live longer than those of normal weight,.

But being very overweight or being underweight shortened lives. The report, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, said dieting may not be beneficial in this age group. But the study of 9,200 over-70s also found that regardless of weight, sedentary lifestyles shortened lives, particularly for women.

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