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Overweight Individuals Tend to Go from Heavy to Heavier: Study

by Thilaka Ravi on  November 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
As people gain weight, they become more vulnerable to obesity risk factors, and this causes them to gain even more weight and become even more exposed to obesity risk factors, a new study has found.
Overweight Individuals Tend to Go from Heavy to Heavier: Study
Overweight Individuals Tend to Go from Heavy to Heavier: Study
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Paul Williams of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California found that certain risk factors like lower education level, parental obesity, and high meat or low fruit diets produce a greater risk for excess body weight for subjects with a higher body mass index (BMI) than for those with lower BMI, the Daily Mail reported.

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Based on these results, Williams found that environmental factors that cause little or no weight gain in lean individuals may have a much more pronounced effect on those who are already have a higher BMI.

The study has been recently published in the online journal PLoS ONE.

Source: ANI
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