Washington: The number of years individuals live with obesity is directly associated with the risk of mortality, Monash University researchers have found.Their research shows that the duration of obesity is a strong predictor of mortality, independent of the actual level of Body Mass Index (BMI).
"Before now, we did not know whether being obese for longer was any worse for you health than simply being obese. However, this research shows for the first time that being obese for longer increases your risk of mortality, no matter how heavy you actually are," Monash University researcher, Dr Anna Peeters said."This research provides added support for all the current policy trying to prevent obesity in general. It also indicates that we should try extra hard to prevent obesity at younger ages," said Dr Peeters. ANI
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