Well, okay, that's not quite what the study says. But for those of us who are trying, not terribly successfully, to lose a few, this is a perfect thing to read when we're facing that pint of Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. From the Bioenergetics: Open Access blog:
Our better understanding of obesity, as witnessed by an impressive amount of publications in the field over the last decades, suggests that body fat can be both detrimental and protective. Simplistic messaging that body fat is “bad” and weight loss is “good” for our health can be misleading and ignores the truth about the biological response and side effects of weight loss, as well as the importance of fat gain in maintaining body homeostasis in a “toxic” environment. Fat gain is part of a regulatory strategy that permits the recovery of energy balance and body weight stability in a world that has increasingly added obesogenic factors to our lifestyle over time.
Pass the spoon.