Obesity-related deaths higher than expected, experts say

08/16/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Obesity was associated with 18% of deaths in black and white Americans ages 40 to 85, much higher than the previously estimated mortality rate of 5%, researchers say in a study on the website of the American Journal of Public Health. Women were more likely than men to suffer obesity-related deaths, with black women having the highest mortality risk at 27%, followed by white women at 21%.

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