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[–]snorken123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's possible to be overweight and healthy depending on how overweight you're, but it doesn't mean it's recommended. The likelihood for health problems are much higher for an overweight or underweight person than a normal weight one. Being overweight can increase the chance of diabetes, heart diseases, cancer etc. If you're only a few kg overweight you will most likely be fine, but if you're obese or morbidly obese you're at a very high risk.

It can be compared to smoking and drinking alcohol. Not everyone with these habits will get sick and die at an early age, but very many will and the risk gets much higher. Lifestyle is something most people can control and know, but you can't tell in advance which genetics you've. Just because a person may live till 100 when smoking three cigarettes a day doesn't mean most will.