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Getting fat under stress 'the healthy option'

(The Local) A German obesity specialist says fat people are often healthier than thin people – and live longer because their bodies are better able to nourish their brains when in under stress.

Professor Achim Peters from L├╝beck University in Schleswig-Holstein, has just published a book in German called Overweight Myths – Why Fat People Live Longer.

He told Die Welt newspaper that he and his team had observed that “people react to a stressful, uncertain circumstances in two different ways. Some eat and become fat. The others refuse food and become thin. The ones who become really ill are the thin ones. The fat ones are in comparison with the thin ones, much healthier.”