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Every 1 lbs increase in weight increases the risk of death by 2% for those 50- to 62-years-old
Friday, January 11, 2008 9:24 am Email this article
According to the Framingham Study, every pound of extra weight increases the risk of death by two percent for people 50- to 62-years-old notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. REFERENCE
Royal College of Physicians. Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation. London: Royal College Press, 2004 Feb.
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