Obesity in Early 20s Curbs Chances of Reaching Middle Age, British Medical Journal Study

Published: Apr 30, 2013

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Young men who are obese in their early 20s are significantly more likely to develop serious ill health by the time they reach middle age, or not even make it that far, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. It's well known that obesity in adulthood poses a risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but it's not been clear whether obesity in early adulthood strengthens that risk.

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