If you are looking for an out on that New Year’s resolution to go on a diet and lose a few pounds, this story may tip the scales in your favor. This is not an invitation to become “Boy or Girl Gorge 2013,” but it does say that being a little overweight may be beneficial.
CBSNews.com reports that a recent study suggested that being slightly overweight may actually add a few years to a person’s lifespan. Now, this is one that we can sink our teeth into.
"Heavier people may be more likely to be treated according to guidelines, or fat itself may be cardio-protective, or someone who is heavier might be more resilient and better able to stand a shock to their system."