Who would have thought it?
Another Nanny myth has just been turned on its head.
This time it transpires, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, millions of Britons classed as overweight actually have a lower risk of death than those who are slimmer and deemed to be the most healthy.
In fact, the definition of "overweight" may need to change as the research has shown that the "healthiest" size has increased by 3.3 BMI points since the 1970's.
Loyal readers of course know what I think of the BMI as means of determining if someone is "overweight" or not. Time and time again it has been proven to be absolute bollocks. A far better means is simply to measure your waist, and compare that to the rest of your body.
Anyhoo, currently people who have a BMI of 27 are classed as "overweight" yet they now have the lowest risk of dying from any condition. Wise owls of course will be aware that we all die one day!