Thursday, December 2, 2010

Even a Little Extra Weight Can Contribute to Early Death

A recent study shows that even a little extra weight can contribute to the chance of early death.

The study's conclusions, published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine, are similar to three other large studies, said the lead author, Amy Berrington of the National Cancer Institute.

"Now there's really a very large body of evidence which supports the finding that being overweight is associated with a small increased risk of death," Berrington said.

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