London: If you are chubby but still lead an otherwise healthy life, it`s better to continue living that way.
According to researchers at York University in Canada, obese but otherwise healthy people are no more at risk from heart disease or a stroke.
Scientists suggest being fat may be better than constantly trying to diet, Daily Express reported.
Trying and failing to diet is worse for health than being heavier but eating healthily and exercising.
"Our findings challenge the idea that all obese people need to lose weight," said researcher Jennifer Kuk.