Overweight elderly have shorter life expectancy, study finds

08/18/2011 | HealthDay News

A Loma Linda University study that followed elderly adults over 29 years found those who had a higher BMI had a shorter life expectancy than those at normal weight. The study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society contradicts earlier research that said overweight elderly lived longer than those who were thinner, and researchers said the previous research did not account for weight changes over a long enough period of time.

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