All the reports of the health benefits of chocolate, caffeine, blueberries, bacon, etc. and now this:
Study: A few extra pounds may cut risk of early death
And by "A few" they mean 30 or so pounds.
People who are overweight by up to 30 or so have a slightly lower risk of early death than those at a normal weight, the government analysis finds.
Of course, at my age "early death" may have been defeated already.