If you are obese then be prepared to die prematurely as compared to your friends who are not obese. A new research presented at the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, Sweden, states that men who are 20 years of age and are obese are twice as likely to die young.
According to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, more than two-thirds of U. S. adults who are 20 years old and more are overweight or obese.
Study researcher Esther Zimmermann, PhD, of the Institute of Preventive Medicine in Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, said, "Entering adult life as obese leads to a life-long doubling of the risk of dying prematurely. The best advice is to avoid beginning adult life as obese because if you enter adult life as obese, the majority will remain obese as adults."
About 5,500 Swedish men who were aged 20 to 80 were tracked down and it was stated that the 1,930 men had possibilities of dying young if they were obese when they were 20 years old as compared to their counterparts who were not obese at age 20.
The death occurred eight years earlier among men who were obese when they were 20.
Randall Urban, MD, professor and chair of internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, said, “This is a fascinating beginning and we really need to dig down further in this group to understand why they are dying earlier."
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