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The Obesity Paradox

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By Tim Olds

In the past 10 years there has been no increase in the fatness of kids, either in Australia or in many developed countries. At the other end of life, fatter adults are living longer than lean adults. What can be going on?

Professor Tim Olds is group leader of the University of South Australia’s Health and Use of Time program.

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