Obesity increases the risk of early death by 50%

Obesity increases the risk of early death by 50%


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Gaza Post- Agencies// For the overweight patients who are with a BMI of 35 to 40, the risk of type 2 diabetes was almost nine times higher and 12 times higher for sleep apnea.

Severely obese people are 50% more probable to die early than those who have a healthy weight, a study of 2.8 million adults suggests.

Masters analyzing health, death and illness data from UK adults found that being overweight and fatty is also related to a significantly higher chance of serious disease.

Presented at the European Conference on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, the study found that people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 35 were at 70% higher risk of developing heart failure.

Even a BMI of 25 to 30 increased the risk by 20%, while a BMI of 35 to 40 more than doubled the risk and a BMI of 40 to 45 almost quadrupled the risk compared to people of ordinary weight.

The BMI is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy, according to the NHS. For most adults, an ideal BMI is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range.

Source: Sky News