Being overweight ‘may be less unhealthy’

Being-overweightThe study found the “moderately” overweight now had lower rates of early death than those who were normal weight, underweight or obese.

The work, published in JAMA, looked at many thousands of people’s height, weight and death rates at three different time periods since the 1970s.

A UK doctor said it did not mean being overweight was healthy or desirable.