Study Finds a Little Fat May Keep Disease at Bay A recent study found that people who are overweight have a lower death rate than people who are underweight, normal weight, or obese. Researcher Timothy Church explains the new evidence linking certain diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's to specific weight groups.
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Study Finds a Little Fat May Keep Disease at Bay

Study Finds a Little Fat May Keep Disease at Bay

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A recent study found that people who are overweight have a lower death rate than people who are underweight, normal weight, or obese. Researcher Timothy Church explains the new evidence linking certain diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's to specific weight groups.

Timothy Church, MD, physician and director of preventive medicine research at Pennington Biomedical Research Center