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  • Being obese at 40 decreases life expectancy of men by 6.7 years, women 7.1 years

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    Friday, January 11, 2008 9:39 am Email this article
    According to the Framingham Heart Study, being obese, that is having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, but a non-smoker, decreases life expectancy by 6.7 years in men, and 7.1 years in women 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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