Obesity Doesn’t Always Mean Shorter Life

From KOAT-TV.com - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New research suggests that being obese doesn’t necessarily mean that a person will have a shorter life than a thin person. A study from York University in Toronto claims that obese people live as long as slim people. Researchers monitored 6,000 obese Americans for 16 years and compared their risk of dying from any cause or from heart disease against the risk of 23,000 slim people. They found that people both groups had similar death risk. However, obesity significantly increased death risk when it was combined with other problems such as high-blood pressure or diabetes. Those participants were more than two times as likely to die from cardiovascular disease. Read more


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