Transparency: Being Fat Will Literally Kill You
As you contemplate eating that second helping at the next holiday party, consider this: A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine looked at a group of 1.46 million white, nonsmokers between the ages of 19 and 84 over a 10 year period. They found a disturbing correlation between Body Mass Index (weight in kilograms divided by height—in meters—squared) and likelihood of death. People with a BMI between 20 and 24.9 were the least likely to have died within the 10 year period. Here is how much a higher BMI increased chances of death within 10 years.
A collaboration between GOOD and Greg Hubacek
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