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10
Dec

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Being overweight and obese can increase your risk in having death from all causes, based on a recent publication of Heartwire.

In a meta-analytic study mentioned by Heartwire, it was noted that after a 10-year follow-up in a study group of 1.46 million non-Hispanic white individuals wherein fifty-eight percent were female subjects,   a total of 160,087 deaths were recorded. Subjects who smoked and those with cancer and other co-morbid conditions at the start of the study were excluded. The rate of deaths was noted to be lowest among those subjects with a BMI of 22.5 to roughly 25.  Those obese women with no other co-morbid conditions had a forty-four percent increased risk of having death from all causes while those women who were considered to be morbidly obese had a 250 percent greater risk in developing the mentioned condition compared to those with a BMI of 22.5 to 24.9.

However, there was also a certain unpredictable twist in this study.  The researchers have also noted that those subjects that belonged to the underweight group also had a forty-seven percent increased risk for the development 0f all-cause deaths compared to those subjects who belonged to the reference group.

Thus, as result of this study, the researchers  concluded that being overweight and obese as well as being underweight puts a person at risk for the development of any health condition that may result into an increased risk of death.

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