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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

OBESITY & LIFE EXPECTANCY

Obesity reduces life expectancy in U.S. women at age 50 years by 1.5 years

Obesity reduces life expectancy in U.S. women at age 50 years by 1.54 years as of 2006 according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 2:57 pm | [0] comments

OBESITY & LIFE EXPECTANCY

Obesity reduces life expectancy in U.S. men at age 50 years by 1.9 years

Obesity reduces life expectancy in U.S. men at age 50 years by 1.85 years as of 2006 according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

OVERTREATMENT

Over-treatment reduces life expectancy says Black Swan author, Nassim Taleb

"I believe that the healthcare system... now... reduces life expectancy of patients... [because of] over-treatment," said Nassim Taleb, Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Visiting Professor at London Business School and author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.

Taleb noted this on MSNBC's show, The Morning Meeting with Dylan Ratigan, on August 3rd, 2009. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Sep 19, 2009 10:31 am | [0] comments

Thursday, May 31, 2007

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Obesity reduces life expectancy by 7.2 years in women, 4.4 years in men

Being overweight reduces life expectancy by 2.9 years for women and 0.5 years for men according to a paper from researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston Massachusetts. Being obese reduces life expectancy by 7.2 years in women and 4.4 years in men. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 31, 2007 2:33 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LIFESPAN

Obesity shortens lifespan of men by 5 years, women by 10 years

Obesity shortens the lifespan of men by an average of 5 years and of women by 10 years according to a study from the National Institute of Public Health in Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 16, 2007 5:50 am | [0] comments

Thursday, August 10, 2006

LONGEVITY

Normal weight men live 6 years longer than obese men; normal weight women 8.4 years longer

Men who, at the age of 45, were normal weight and did not have cardiovascular disease, lived 6 years longer than men who were obese. For women, those who were normal weight lived 8.4 years longer according to a new study from Australia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 10, 2006 4:05 am | [0] comments

Saturday, January 14, 2006

LONGEVITY

The lowest risk of death is assocated with a BMI of 21 in younger women, 23 in younger men

Numerous studies have found that being overweight increases the risk of death. A new study from the U.S. National Cancer Institute found that in younger women, the risk of death increases when body mass index (BMI) exceeds 21, and in older women, when BMI exceeds 25. In younger men, the risk increases when BMI exceeds 23, whereas in older men, the risk does not increase until BMI exceeds 30. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jan 14, 2006 2:06 pm | [1] comments
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