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Obesity in early 20s greatly raises risk of dying by middle age
Obesity in early 20s greatly raises risk of dying by middle age

(April 29, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Denmark – According to research published in BMJ Open, men who are obese in their early 20s are less likely to reach middle age. Researchers followed 6,500 men for 33 years, from age 22 to age 55. All of the men underwent a series of fitness and psychological tests. Results showed that nearly 50% of those who were obese at age 22 were diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, blood clots or had died by age 55. These  men were at 8x increased risk of diabetes, 4x increased risk of fatal blood clots, and over 2x increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke or death.

 
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