According to a new Government study, having 25 pounds of extra weight does not increase the risk of death due to cancer and heart disease. This study seems to justify Grandma claim that a few extra pounds wont kill you (Via Yahoo News).
This study will make some overweights happy who cannot lose those last 15 pounds. And they uplift proponents of a theory that it's possible to be "fit and fat." All news are not good for overweights. Being overweight increase your chances of being dying due to diabetes and kidney disease.
And for the people who are more than 30 pounds extra according to their height have the risk of death due to many ills including some form of cancer and heart disease. But having little bit of extra pounds can help people survive some illnesses - results that puzzled health researchers.