A new report shows that being overweight is not as harmful as is commonly believed, and actually confers some surprising health benefits.
Being 3 to 6 Kg overweight could protect people from ailments ranging from Tuberculosis to Alzheimer’s disease, research indicates.
Those carrying 7 to 12 Kg extra are better able to recover from adverse conditions such as emphysema, pneumonia, and various injuries and infections, states the report.
12 to 18 Kg of flab could help fend off breast, kidney, pancreatic, prostrate, and colon cancer.
In general, the report concludes, overweight people are happier, more successful in business, smarter and friendlier.