(KCBS) Putting on the pounds could cut short your life, according to research, and the news is especially bad if you’re a man.
A look at millions of people across North America and Europe finds that obesity is nearly three times more deadly for men than it is for women.
Richard Peto, professor of medical statistics and epidemiology at the University of Oxford in England puts obesity on par with smoking as a serious health risk.
“Smoking and obesity are the two biggest risks for death in America,” Peto said.
But in America, says Peto, the number of smokers is declining while the number of those who are overweight is increasing.[Click the title, above, to post a comment.]