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18 August 2011

Fat on old people shortens life span

Elderly people with extra body fat may not live as long as those who maintain a normal weight, according to a new study that contradicts previous research.

Elderly people with extra body fat may not live as long as those who maintain a normal weight, according to a new study that contradicts previous research.

For the study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers examined 6,030 healthy adults who never smoked. They found that men older than 75 years with a BMI greater than 22.3 would live nearly four years less than those with a lower BMI.

 
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