Large study debunks 'obesity paradox'

It challenges the idea that overweight is linked with longevity
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It’s official. The so-called “obesity paradox” is a furphy, according to evidence that shows obese people do in fact die earlier and have higher rates of cardiovascular disease than normal-weight people.

The authors say their results challenge both the "obesity paradox" and the view that overweight is associated with greater longevity.