Obesity linked to premature death, with greatest effect in men

Source: Medical News Today www.medicalnewstoday.com

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Date of publication: July 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A study of 3.9 million adults published in The Lancet finds that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of premature death. The risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and cancer are all increased. Overall, the excess risk of premature death (before age 70) among those who are overweight or obese is about three times as great in men as in women.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:    Medical News Today www.medicalnewstoday.com

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