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News Release. Tuesday, July 8, 2014. NIH study finds extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years. Results highlight the need to develop more effective interventions to combat the growing public health problem of extreme obesity.


A new analysis of almost one million people from around the world has shown that obesity can trim years off life expectancy. Moderate obesity, which is now common, reduces life expectancy by about ...


How does obesity affect life expectancy? Int'l Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Studies have suggested that the effects of obesity are similar to aging 20 years, but researchers disagree about the impact of obesity on life expectancy. Some researchers have calculated that obesity currently shortens life expectancy by four to ...


March 16, 2005 - Americans' lives soon will grow shorter, researchers calculate. The reason: the accelerating epidemic of childhood obesity. The U.S. life span has been steadily increasing ...


Being overweight and obesity in childhood is especially ominous. In men especially, being overweight in childhood has been found to increase the risk of death from any cause. Some researchers have determined that, in those who are extremely obese, life expectancy may be reduced by an estimated 5 to 20 years.


But the negative impact of recent obesity trends, including longer duration of living with obesity, may not have yet affected life expectancy due to the lag time between the onset of obesity and ...


Severe obesity (BMI 40 to 50, which is still uncommon) reduced life expectancy by about 10 years; this is similar to the effect of lifelong smoking. Although severe obesity is more common in North America than in Europe, in both places it is much less common than moderate obesity, which has only a third of the effect on lifespan that smoking does.


Obesity and extreme obesity can reduce life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive people of as many as 19 years of healthy living, the study published Thursday in The Lancet Diabetes ...


How Obesity May Shorten Your Pet's Lifespan. 3 min read [video] Do Fat Pets Suffer from Shorter Lives? By Lorie Huston, DVM . Obesity is a nationwide epidemic for our pets. In fact, according to several studies over 50% of American pets are overweight or obese. Unfortunately, being obese can shorten your pet’s life span.


"Obesity knocks 20 years of good health off your life and can accelerate death by eight years," the Mail Online reports. A study has estimated very obese men aged 20 to 39, with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above, have a reduced life expectancy of eight years.. This is as a result of their higher risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.