Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Obesity 'ignificantly' cuts life short

"Putting on weight in middle age cuts the chance of living a long and healthy life by around 80%, researchers have warned. Obesity is a "significant factor" in predicting how long a person will live, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, US, and Britain's University of Warwick analysed data gathered since 1976 from more than 17,000 female nurses living in 11 US states. They found that women who were obese in middle age had 79% lower odds of healthy survival compared with women who kept their weight at a healthy level." - Sky

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