Weight loss in middle age may curb heart-related mortality

10/24/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Overweight and obese college-age men who lost weight and were normal weight in middle age no longer had an increased risk of heart-disease-related mortality, a study in The Archives of Internal Medicine showed. The findings, which may also hold true for women, indicate that the harmful effects of early-childhood and adolescent obesity can be mitigated if addressed, researchers said.

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