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June 2005 Issue

What’s a Few Pounds More? A Lot, If You Want a Long and Healthy Life

It’s long been accepted that being overweight can bring on life-threatening illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and possibly cancer. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta came out with data to confirm that obesity and overweight account for a mind-numbing number of deaths each year. But this past April, a study—also from the CDC—seemed to come to the opposite conclusion.

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