Being underweight can be as dangerous as obesity

03/31/2014 | Medical News Today

Canadian researchers who reviewed 51 studies linking body mass index and mortality risk found that underweight adults were 1.8 times more likely to die from any cause than were normal-weight peers. Obese and severely obese people had a lower mortality risk compared with those who were underweight, according to the meta-analysis published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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