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Subject:  Re: It's healthy to be fat! Date:  1/3/2013  11:36 PM
Author:  Volucris Number:  57473 of 58627

I saw something on this quite a long time ago - years in fact. It was noticed that people who were slightly overweight had better outcomes when subjected to severe disease than skinny people. It was thought, but not proven, that it was due to having greater physical reserves to draw on in time of sickness. Sounds reasonable to me.
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