Extra kilos may not cut lifespan

Extra weight is not necessarily linked with a higher risk of death.

When compared to those with normal weight, people who are overweight or obese have no increased risk of death unless they also have diabetes or hypertension.

The risk of having an above-normal BMI may be lower than previously concluded. Therefore the relationship between obesity and long-term mortality needs to be re-examined.

Read more at University of California, Davis