Being Overweight Just As Risky To Health As Being A Smoker
Original post made by Sharon on Mar 2, 2009
The combination of obesity and heavy smoking was associated with a large excess risk of early death (almost five times greater than normal weight non-smokers). However, there was no statistically significant interaction between these two factors.
This means that being overweight or obese at the age of 18 increases the risk of premature death, regardless of smoking status, they explain.
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