After reading the previous article about reduced caloric intake being the only thing proven to increase one’s lifespan, you may be thinking that it’s time to shed some pounds. Not so fast (pun intended).
Two studies, one done in Portland and the other in Canada say that slightly overweight people live longer than underweight and very overweight people. The people considered overweight but not obese, with a body mass index of 25-29.9, were actually less likely to die than people of normal weight, defined as having a B.M.I. of 18.5 to 24.9.
We are not suggesting that our readers start “bulking up”. No matter what any study tells us, our suggestion to eat a healthy diet of at least 80% fresh raw fruits and vegetables is unwavering.