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Lifelong doubling in death risk for men who are obese at age 20, study finds

July 14

Crap, where are my running shoes?

Men who enter adult life obese face a life-long doubling of the risk of dying prematurely, new research has found.

In a study presented at the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, researchers tracked more than 5,000 military conscripts starting at the age of 20 until up to the age of 80. They found that at any given age, an obese man was twice as likely to die as a man who was not obese and that obesity at age 20 years had a constant effect on death up to 60 years later. They also found that the chance of dying early increased by 10% for each BMI point above the threshold for a healthy weight and that this persisted throughout life, with the obese dying about eight years earlier than the non-obese.

via Lifelong doubling in death risk for men who are obese at age 20, study finds.

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