Don't you just love it when doctors get confused and can't explain their own research findings? Case in point is the recent discovery that a few extra pounds really aren't a big deal after all. Being up to 25 pounds overweight doesn't appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease according to the latest research.
In fact, being a little overweight actually seemed to help some people survive certain illnesses, perhaps giving the body the extra fuel it needed to handle the situation. That really confuses the experts!
Now before you have another slice of pie you have to remember extra weight isn't going to do you a lot of good either. It is going to lead to increased chance of diabetes and kidney disease.
Bottom line: taking responsibility for your health is still the bottom line and that begins with watching your weight.