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Obese, physically active men 65% greater risk of death than most active lean men after adjustments
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- the first 3 years of follow-up
- current and former smokers
- those who had lost weight from age 20 years to age at baseline
- heavy manual workers
Conclusion: Overweight and physical inactivity predict the risk of death
“We conclude that both overweight and physical inactivity are important predictors of mortality,” the paper concludes.
Conclusion: Exercise does NOT compensate for the increased risk of death due to being overweight
“Our findings do not support the hypothesis that a higher level of physical activity compensates the excess mortality associated with overweight and obesity,” they also note.
Orsini N, Bellocco R, Bottai M, Pagano M, Michaelsson K, Wolk A. Combined effects of obesity and physical activity in predicting mortality among men. J Intern Med. 2008 Nov, 264(5):442-51.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Division of Nutritional Epidemiology
Institute of Environmental Medicine
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