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Dead Weight

DEAD WEIGHT AS YOU CONTEMPLATE EATING THAT SECOND HELPING AT THE NEXT HOLIDAY PARTY, CONSIDER THIS: A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine looked at a group of 1.46 million white, nons mokers between the ages of 19 and 84 over a 10 year period. They found a disturbing correlation between Body Mass Index (weight in kilograms divided by height-in meters-squared) and likelihood of death. People with a BMI between 20 and 24.9 were the least likely to have died within the 10 year period. Here is how much a higher BMI increased chances of death within 10 years. BMI #13% 44% 88% O F150% BMI BMI BMI 2513% 3044% Increasein the likelihood of death in 10 years AND HIGHER Increase in the likelihood of death in 10 years Increase in the likelihood of death in 10 years UP TO 39.9 Increase in the likelihood of death in 10 years UP TO 34.9 UP TO 29.9 These are the numbers for white female nonsmokers. White male nonsmokers had similar results. The reports author's assume that results would be more pronounced for other ethnic groups. A collaboration between GOOD and Gregory Hubacek SOURCE "Body-Mass Index and Mortality among 146 Million White Adults," New England Journal of Medicine ---

Dead Weight

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The New England Journal of Medicine finds a strong correlation between Body Mass Index and the likelihood of death. This infographic shows how the kinds and portions of foods we're eating can be killi...

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