Live Longer, Lighter

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New research shows that elderly people can live longer if they shed extra pounds.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found that men who were more than 75 years old with a body mass index greater than 22.3 lived about 4 years less than those with a lower BMI.

Additionally, women of the same age whose BMI was more than 27.4 lived about two years less than their peers who were not overweight.

A normal weight according to the BMI ranges from 18.5 to 24.9.

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