Obesity Responsible for More Deaths in US Than Previously Estimated

by Kathy Jones on  August 18, 2013 at 11:40 PM Obesity News
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About 18 percent of deaths in the United States were linked to obesity among people aged 40 to 85, according to a new study.

According to news.com.au, the figure is dramatically higher than previous estimates of about 5 per cent.
 Obesity Responsible for More Deaths in US Than Previously Estimated
Obesity Responsible for More Deaths in US Than Previously Estimated
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Women appeared to be far more affected than men and more than a quarter of deaths of black women, and more than a fifth of those of white women, were related to excess weight, the report said.

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In contrast, the same association was seen for just five per cent of black men and 15.6 percent of white men, the report added.

A study leader from Columbia University in New York said that obesity had dramatically worse health consequences than some recent reports have led us to believe.

Source: ANI
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