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How did the overweight “ideal woman” of 1912 fared as concerns longevity?

Many journalistic articles recently have been reporting that being overweight makes you live longer. Few articles, however, seriously analyze this happy “news.”

One example is the amply reported case of Elsie Scheel, a 24 year old Cornell student, who was 5’7” tall and weighed 171 lbs. and was declared in 1912 to be "the ideal woman" as far  Read More 
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