Tokyo: Life expectancy of overweightpeople at the age of 40 is around six years longer than thosewho are slim at the same age, a new study suggested today. Italso says that slimmer person have higher risk ofcardiovascular disease than others.
According to the study, those categorized as slim havethe shortest life expectancy, at 33.8 years for men and 41.1for women. BMI is calculated by dividing weight (in kilograms) bysquare height (in meters). "Those who are too slim are reportedly said to be athigher risk of cardiovascular disease and are more likely todevelop pneumonia as nutritional deficiency lowers theirresistive force," said Masato Nagai, a graduate studentinvolved in the research.
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