Slightly overweight? May help you live longer

Just when you've made the New Year resolution to get to the gym and lose a few pounds, you may not have to.         

Being slightly overweight may actually help you live longer.

Researchers looked at data on nearly three million adults around the world.

They compared the body mass index, a measurement of weight in relation to height, to the risk of dying younger.

The study found people with a little extra weight had a six-percent lower risk of dying young compared to people considered "normal" weight.

It's not an excuse to pack on the pounds. Obese people died younger than any other group.

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