We all know obesity leads to heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and a blah blah of other whatevers we're all sick to death of hearing about. There is, however, an upside to having extra padding. Research from NYU Langone Medical Center suggests being overweight might serve to protect cyclists and pedestrians hit by cars. Although collision victims of normal weight did better in hospital than overweight or obese individuals, it seems that an extra layer of lard offered some protection at the time of impact. "It's not implausible that a greater proportion of torso and extremity fat may protect against injury," the report said. Bacon sundaes all 'round! [Source]
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