HOW A LIT­TLE FAT CAN KEEP US WELL

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

Why do slim peo­ple ap­pear to suf­fer more ill­ness than their cud­dlier coun­ter­parts? It could be their lack of body fat. Sci­en­tists have found that fat can re­lease chem­i­cals that mo­bilise the im­mune sys­tem. The study also found that slightly over­weight peo­ple

have a six per cent lower rate of pre­ma­ture death from all causes than

those who are an “ideal” weight.

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