CHARLOTTE, NC-- Not to make you second guess your new years resolution, but it may not be in your best interest to shed so many extra pounds.
That's if you buy into the new story in the journal of American Medical Association.
New study suggest that people who are only a few pounds overweight live longer than let's say a skinny person.
Scientist looked at almost one hundred previous studies that focused on connection between death and body mass index.
The study stresses that severe obesity cuts your life span but people who carry a couple of extra pounds tend to be healthy enough to fight off illness and quickly respond to treatment.