Higher Body Mass Index Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

It may not be true after all that being overweight protects people against certain types of mortality -- other than cancer and cardiovascular disease -- as some recent research has suggested. According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, being overweight or obese is associated with a higher rate of death from all causes. Researchers led by Amy Berrington de Gonzalez, an investigator at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. analyzed data from more than...Full Story
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