Scientists told about the benefits of excess weight

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People with excess weight feel happier thin. This conclusion was made by scientists from the University of Bristol, analyzed data of more than 500 thousand Britons in age from 37 to 73 years. About it writes The Independent.

Experts noticed that the subjects with high body mass index were more relaxed. «Participants with a genetic tendency to gain weight less nervous, or stressed in tension,» they concluded, based on medical records.

According to researchers, people who constantly go with a compromise in the question of power, worse cope with negative emotions. At the same time, those who do not limit themselves, and show greater psychological stability.

The doctors emphasize that, despite the positive psychological effect, the extra weight causes heart problems, hypertension, diabetes and increases the risk of stroke.