Be Fat, Live Longer!

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Being fat can actually make you live longer! Seriously! But that doesn’t mean you should hop off the treadmill just yet. Anthony sheds some light on what a new study REALLY says about our weight.

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Dr.German May 19, 2015 - 3:01 AM

I hate Laci she looks really bad and she looks like she's crying all the time.

Daniel M June 12, 2015 - 7:01 AM

Vegetarians live the longest

Ostin T October 22, 2015 - 9:28 AM

I measure in the amount of twinkies I do not consume

Skidrow October 26, 2015 - 12:14 AM

3 million is very very tiny considering the ever-growing population of 7 billion+, and if you compare normal people from under-developed/developing countries to overweight people from developed/highly industrialized countries.The Overweight from developed country will obviously outlive due to better health care,better treatment and more professional surgeries, better medications. Are these tests open invitations to promote obesity??

The Little Gremlin January 22, 2016 - 12:56 PM

ok :D

hot pocket minior June 7, 2016 - 10:26 PM

i didnt know this, but now that i'm taller i'm actually in the normal range!!
which means there's alot of underweight kids in my grade

1k likes from bots June 23, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Being fat is scientifically unhealthy.

Knugen av Swärje July 27, 2016 - 7:02 PM


Draw4Reel April 15, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Yeah right, why are there no obese elderly people???????

Donari May 31, 2017 - 6:19 PM

So i should stop working out and go eat burgers with some landwhales?? Is that what you are saying

Kaden D June 8, 2017 - 8:39 AM

Don't like the title. It should have said something about BMI because the first thing that came into my mind was "So all those 600 pound people will live longer!? Plot twist" but your saying that slightly over weight people will live longer.

Jtaylor1 July 10, 2017 - 9:09 AM

that's a load of BS. Being Fat makes your life shorter.

Kobe-B Rich October 23, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Be fat, Have heart failure and low life expectancy.

Jevon Jackson October 26, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Men and women deal with weight different. Tall people can carry extra weight better than short people. Men used weight gain for size and muscle. Women used weight gain during pregnancy child birth and confidence building.

iamjohnporter67 December 2, 2017 - 12:08 PM

I still go to the doctor and they still say "If you don't lose weight you will get liver disease" (sigh)….

Starfish44 Fairygirl January 30, 2018 - 12:57 AM

I eat healthy and exercise and I'm over weight makes no sense.

Space Whale March 14, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Im 12 and I weight over 70 Kilogram lemme guess ill live longer

Jef Koele-wijn April 18, 2018 - 10:46 PM

BMI is bad for broad and muscled men, because even with a nice amount of body fat they will say you're overweight

R K May 13, 2018 - 6:04 AM

1.2k chubbies like this

Gediminas June 6, 2018 - 11:49 PM

Fat meat and junk food kills

Abraham Eli September 8, 2018 - 8:09 PM

I think overweight people might have better surviving chances not because they are overweight, but because they have a lot of fat cells; so they evacuate the toxins from their blood better and protect their organs better.
It's not about being fat; it's an underlying cause that also tend to make people fat.

Happy Who December 13, 2018 - 12:17 AM

You're missing so much data. You're very vague and this is no science at all just speculations. The fatter you are, the more insulin resistant you are which is very unhealthy and leads to diabeties so stop telling people what they want to hear just to be popular. I wish I could ban youtubers like you

The King April 16, 2019 - 1:52 AM

This is just hilarious.

pussy cat July 4, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Fat people don't live longer.
Fat people overeat or have over eaten and it affects their metabolism, mental health leading to emotion problems or depression.
Fat people also have weaker immune systems than normal Weight people and are much likely to suffer from respiratory disease like pneumonia, chest infections, bronchitis and lung cancer and also several other cancers like leukemia, prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer.
Being overweight makes it harder for your body to store energy and it can also affect fertility. Fat people have a higher chance of diabetes and heart disease than the rest of the world as well as they tend to exercise less and eat unhealthy resulting in hypertension & abnormal heartbeats.

Facts! They are also likely to have shorter telemere than slim people because they overeat and it speeds up the ageing process and in the brain as well resulting in risk of early death and dementia.
Most people who had severe respiratory diseases were overweight or obese
Fat people have highest risk of mental health issues, deadly respiratpry diseases, cancer, heart problems, diabetes, dementia and increased mortality

_Vienna_ August 8, 2019 - 5:22 PM

But when u get to 600 pounds u know that not eating healthy could end to skin disease wheel chairs and basically death