Slightly overweight people may live longer

January 2, 2013 8:40:29 AM PST
If you're trying to get fit in the New Year, you may not need to work so hard.

A new study says being slightly overweight may actually help you live longer.

Researchers looked at data on nearly 3 million adults. They compared the body mass index to the risk of death.

The study found people with a little extra weight had a 6 percent lower risk of dying.

But obese people had more than triple the risk of dying.

The study is in the Journal of the American Medical Association.