2 years of obesity increases risk of death by 7%

08/22/2011 | BBC

A study in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that participants face a 7% increase in mortality risk for every two years of being obese, while every 10 years of obesity more than doubles the risk of all-cause mortality. The findings underscore the need to measure not just obesity but the duration of obesity to more effectively evaluate the condition of patients and predict obesity-related diseases, British experts said.

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