Finally some good news is you’re grossly overweight. A study from a group of German and Swiss doctors says seriously fat people who survive heart attacks live longer than their thinner counterparts. Ironically, while obesity may increase the risks of a heart attack, it also increases the chances of long-term survival afterwards.
The reasons are not completely known, but obese and very obese patients who have been treated for a heart attack are less than half as likely to die in the next three years as people with a normal body mass index. The study followed 1,676 patients who had heart attacks between 1996 and 1999. Of those classified as normal weight, 9.9% have since died. But among obese patients only 3.6% have died. However, not a single patient classed as very obese has died. Who knew? (The Times)