Better life expectancy not seen for adults who were overweight as teens

03/29/2014 | HealthDay News

Overweight and obese teens had a greater likelihood of dying before age 50 than did normal-weight peers, according to an Israeli study published on the website of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Mortality rates among normal-weight teens born in the 1980s were lower compared with teens of a similar weight who were born 30 years earlier. However, researchers found no substantial gains in life expectancy among adults who were overweight or obese as teens.

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