Obese People Die Younger

The health consequences of obesity are obvious in some ways and very well hidden in others. The impact of fat is seen in every organ of the body.

Every organ works slightly harder and less efficiently.

And people die younger because of this.

People with major weight problems are at least 3.5 times more likely to die younger than the equivalent person with a normal weight.

Odds ratio, in the graph, refers to the chances of something happening – in this case dying- compared to a “normal”.

So, these are all fairly frightening statistics, and it probably better that we move on now to what can be done about obesity.

Mortality Ratio for Obese People


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