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Being Obese Can Cost a Man Eight Years

Men who are obese at age 20 die about eight years earlier than other men, according to a new study.

Researchers tracked more than 5,000 men from age 20 until age 80.  At any given age, an obese man was twice as likely to die as a man who was not obese.  Obesity at age 20 was a constant factor  in death rates up to 60 years later.

Live Science reports:

“Results showed men with  a BMI of 25 at age 20 had the lowest death risk. Underweight men had a slightly elevated risk, and the risk of early death crept up steadily by 10 percent for each BMI unit above 25.”

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