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'Weight Is Healthy' Study Criticised By Obesity Experts

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"Have you ever seen a 100-year-old human being who is overweight? The answer is you probably haven't," said Prof John Wass, vice-president of Royal College of Physicians | Alamy

A study which suggests being overweight can lead to a longer life has caused controversy among obesity experts.

One labelled the findings a "pile of rubbish" while another said it was a "horrific message" to put out.

The research, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggested the overweight were less likely to die prematurely than people with a "healthy" weight.

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