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Your Healthy Family: New study says obesity increases chances of death

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It’s well established that it’s important to be at or close to your ideal body weight when it comes to overall health. It’s well established that it’s important to be at or close to your ideal body weight when it comes to overall health.
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It’s well established that it’s important to be at or close to your ideal body weight when it comes to overall health.  Now the results of a new study say, being overweight at any point as an adult can increase the risk of early death.

The new study was conducted by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Researchers looked at 16 years of weight history, from over 200,000 adults.  These were people who had been overweight or obese at any time in their adult life.

The study found they were more likely to die within the next 12 years from any number of causes.  Those with the highest risk of early death had large drops in weight that were most likely caused by illness.  

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