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Severe Obesity Shortens Lifespan 5 to 20 years
Friday, September 19, 2003 9:16 pm Email this article
Severe obesity shortens lifespan 5 to 20 years according to a paper from researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Severe obesity shortens life expectancy of
- by 13 years in white men ages 20- to 30-years-old
- by 8 years in white women ages 20- to 30-years-old
- by 20 years in black men ages 20- to 30-years-old
- by 5 years in black women ages 20- to 30-years-old
No decrease in life expectancy was seen in black men until BMI reached 32 to 33 and 37 to 38 for black women.
Severe obesity decreased lifespan less in older people.
The longest lifespan was associated with a body mass index of 23 to 25 for whites and 23 to 30 for blacks.
Corresponding Author and Reprints:
David B. Allison, PhD
Department of Biostatistics
University of Alabama
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Birmingham, AL 35294
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