Is it possible to be overweight or obese and healthy? Yes, just as it’s possible to be normal weight and unhealthy. But is it likely? Probably not, according to the latest research.

Last year, data from nearly three million adults suggested that having an overweight body mass index (BMI) may be linked to a longer life than one that puts you within a “normal” weight range.

The research, which analyzed 97 studies in all, found that people with BMIs under 30 but above normal (the overweight range) had a 6 percent lower risk of dying from all causes than those who were normal weight, while those whose BMIs fell into the obese range were 18 percent more likely to die of any cause.

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