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Being Obese Or Overweight Can Lead To Premature Death: Study

(Tech Times) Researchers analyzed a vast amount of data gathered in separate small-scale studies which involved 3.9 million adults in 32 countries across the world.
They compared the mortality risk to the participants' BMI, and they defined the following: 18.5 to 25 as normal BMI; 25 to 30 as overweight; 30 to 35 as moderately obese; and more than 40 as severely obese. For instance, someone who is 5 feet 4 inches tall is obese even at a weight of 174 pounds (78 kilograms) or more.
In the end, scientists found that overweight people faced premature death compared to those who were of normal weight.
Overweight people lose one year of life on average compared to their peers, while those who were moderately overweight lose about 3 years of their life, researchers say.
A previous study also discovered that severe obesity could lead to the loss of as much as 8 years in life expectancy.
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