- A new study finds that adults who have either low BMI or high body fat have similarly higher death rates
- The best survival was among individuals with high BMI and a medium amount of body fat
- The findings could help explain the "obesity paradox," that overweight people have lower death rates
(CNN)Many health experts will tell you that being skinny is not necessarily healthy. Lending support to that argument, a new study finds that the thinnest people, similar to those who have the most body fat, have higher rates of death.