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Heavy? You may live three to 10 years less

Posted on Jun 22, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Extra pounds as bad for health as lifetime of smoking, large study saysupdated 8:00 p.m. ET, Tues., March. 17, 2009 LONDON – Being obese can take years off your life and in some cases may be as dangerous as smoking, a new study says. British researchers at the University of Oxford analyzed 57 studies mostly in Europe and North America, following nearly one million people for an average of 10 to 15 years. During that time, about 100,000 of those people died. The studies used Body Mass Index (BMI), a measurement that divides a person’s weight in kilograms by their height squared in...

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