Higher BMI May Increase Life Expectancy - NBC Bay Area

    Higher BMI May Increase Life Expectancy

    A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says you may not have to lose as much weight as you think to live a long life. In the past, a BMI over 25 meant you needed to lose weight, but new findings show that having a slightly higher BMI can actually prolong your life. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on January 1, 2013. (Published Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013) A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says you may not have to lose as much weight as you think to live a long life. See More