How to live longer
BEING overweight or mildly obese means you will live longer on average than people who are slim or skinny, according to the astonishing conclusion of a team of statistics experts.
A person who is overweight can expect to live two and a half months longer than someone of 'ideal' weight and 15 months longer than an underweight person, concludes the study of the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and longevity.....
The Scottish Faculty of Actuaries commissioned the new research, which included examining databases in the UK and from the world-famous Framingham Heart Study, named after a Massachusetts community whose 10,000 inhabitants share their health data in return for free medical care.
The Scottish team concluded that:
&149 A 20-year-old man who is overweight or mildly obese on the BMI scale (25-40) will live on average to 78.8 years; an underweight counterpart (less than 18.5) will live to 77.5.
• A 20-year-old woman who is overweight or mildly obese can expect to live to 82.5, while the underweight will typically die at 81.8.....
So the Life Insurance Companies who were proudly advertising reduced rates for "healthy lifestyle followers" will be adjusting their rates?