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A little extra weight might not be as bad after all

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Carrying a little extra weight may not be as bad for your health as we thought, but there's a catch!

Researchers in Canada studied 6,000 obese Americans over a 16 year period.

They found those who had few health problems, ate healthy and exercised, lived just as long as people considered "normal" weight.

They also had a lower risk of dying from heart disease.

The researchers used a new tool that is more accurate than body mass index for determining which overweight adults should try to lose weight.

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