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Obesity reduces life expectancy by 7.2 years in women, 4.4 years in men
Thursday, May 31, 2007 2:33 am Email this article
Being overweight reduces life expectancy by 2.9 years for women and 0.5 years for men according to a paper from researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston Massachusetts. Being obese reduces life expectancy by 7.2 years in women and 4.4 years in men. REFERENCE
Manson J, Bassuk SS, Hu F, Stampfer M, Colditz G, Willett W. Estimating the number of deaths due to obesity: Can the divergent findings be reconciled? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2007 Mar, 16(2):168-76.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Division of Preventive Medicine
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
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