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    Severe Obesity Shortens Lifespan 5 to 20 years


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    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

    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
    327 Ryals Public Health Bldg
    1665 University Blvd
    Birmingham, AL 35294
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