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Expert opinion and popular practice are converging. We’ve noted telltale signs that Americans are less apt to look askance at moderate paunchiness. Now, hard data indicate that being mildly overweight isn’t likely to kill you. As described in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a rigorous analysis has found that people who are overweight but not obese—i.e.,

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