Why slightly flabby middle-aged guys are suddenly sexy

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Young women are getting into the "Dad Bod" - but some think it's a recipe for laziness - while others are calling for a celebration of the female equivalent.

When 19-year-old university student Mackenzie Pearson wrote an article extolling the virtues of the slightly out-of-shape man, the reaction was huge - tens of thousands have been chatting about it on Twitter and Facebook.

"In case you haven't noticed lately, girls are all about that dad bod," she wrote. "The dad bod says, 'I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.'"

But amidst the raves for the less-chiselled physique, some are asking whether it's just an excuse for men to slack off and neglect their health - while others would like the "Mum Bod" to be considered sexy too.

Reporter: Mike Wendling

Video journalist: Greg Brosnan

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