This is how much time obesity cuts off your life

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to die.

    Put another way: Being overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of dying prematurely than being a healthier weight — and the risk increases with additional pounds, according to a new international study led by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of Cambridge in the U.K. Researchers joined forces in 2013 to establish the Global BMI (Body Mass Index) Mortality Collaboration, which included more than 500 investigators from over 300 global institutions.

    Looking at specific causes of death, the study found that, for each five-unit increase in BMI (from, say, 30 to 35) — body mass index is measured by a formula that divides your body weight your height — the corresponding increases in risk were 49% for cardiovascular mortality, 38% for respiratory disease mortality and 19% for cancer mortality. That means these people are 49%, 38% and 19% more likely to die earlier than a person who has a healthy body weight.

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  2. Smyth

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    Obesity is a reflection of the sins of gluttony and sloth.
     
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    Except for certain health conditions such as; such as underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), Cushing's syndrome, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
     
  4. Salty

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    That or we are excited about meeting Jesus!


    ( disclaimer - I am not qualified in any medical field)
     
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