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MSNBC reports on a new study suggesting that obese men with heart disease tend to live longer than normal-weight men with heart disease.

Just to keep people really confused in the eternal debate about the nation’s obesity crisis.

“Researchers found that among nearly 6,900 male veterans assessed for symptoms of heart disease, those who were obese were less likely to die over the next seven-and-a-half years compared with normal-weight men,” MSNBC reports. “Past research has linked obesity to longer survival among people with heart failure, a chronic condition in which the heart muscle is too weak to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Some studies also suggest that obese patients fare better following heart bypass surgery.”

However, scientists are quick to point out that obesity is not a positive health influence, that it can create other long-term medical problems, and can also have a negative impact on personal longevity.
KC's View:
More to the point, the scientists also say that more studies are needed to figure out what the hell this means.