A new study, probably done by a bunch of fat people, finds maybe having a “dad bod” isn’t such a bad thing after all.

These "researchers", who were probably eating pizza and donuts while working on this, were from Ohio State University. I bet they were not the jocks on the sports teams but some fat nerds. ANYWAY- they say those of us who enter adulthood at a normal weight, then pack on a few pounds later in life actually live longer. OKAY WAIT! So, the lead researcher was a slightly overweight professor?

Associate professor of sociology (sociology has nothing to do with health and fitness), Hui Zheng, who is not a huge-chunk-butt of a guy but looks like he has packed on a few since his youth-  no really go back and click on his name, you'll see his picture- he and his team looked at two generations of Americans, following the residents of one city in Massachusetts and their children for nearly 70 years.

They found young adults with what is considered to be a healthy (BMI) who gradually become overweight — but never obesehave the greatest lifespans. In fact, they lived longer than those who kept a normal BMI throughout their whole life.

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But people who were always, or later became, obese lived a much shorter life.

“The impact of weight gain on mortality is complex. It depends on both the timing and the magnitude of weight gain and where BMI started,” Hui Zheng, whose picture shows he has packed on a couple, says in a university release.

“The main message is that for those who start at a normal weight in early adulthood, gaining a modest amount of weight throughout life and entering the overweight category in later adulthood can actually increase the probability of survival.” (Study Finds Website).

Sorry, but you still need to exercise. That is a must.

As for you thin people who have been thin all of your lives and can never gain an ounce no matter how much you eat - everyone has always hated you for that, so guess who gets the last laugh here?

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