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29 June 2011

Obesity a cause of early death in women

Obesity is a major risk factor for death among obese women who don't smoke, particularly low-income women, a new study finds.

Obesity is a major risk factor for death among obese women who don't smoke, particularly low-income women, a new study finds.

The study also found that those who were severely obese had the highest death rates, while non-smoking women who were not obese have relatively low death rates regardless of their socioeconomic status, according to the study, published online in the British Medical Journal.

 
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