Keeping a steady BMI may boost survival in overweight adults

09/20/2013 | Business Standard (India)

Data on 9,538 older Americans revealed that slightly overweight adults with stable BMI had the highest survival rates at 16 years, while those in the most obese arm who continued to gain weight had the lowest odds of survival. The study on the website of the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that overweight adults may not need to lose pounds to boost survival, but may face greater mortality risk if they put on more weight.

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