Obesity among middle-age people increases the risk of illness and death later in life, according to Finnish researchers.
A team of researchers studied more than 1,000 men from age 25 to mid-70s and found that those who were overweight during their 40s followed by a period of weight loss were more susceptible to illness and death as they got older.
Writing in the European Heart Journal, researchers said that while obesity has been linked to risk of heart disease, other studies have shown that being overweight can actually help in situations of heart failure.
Posted on: Monday, 25 May 2009, 11:23 CDT
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