Middle-Age Spread May Reduce Chance of Long Life

Friday, October 2, 2009 10:00
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Lots of people think it’s okay, normal even, to pack on 10 pounds or more a decade. We call it middle-age spread. But, those extra pounds may decrease a woman’s risk of leading a long, healthy life free of chronic disease.

Published in the British Medical Journal, this latest study to tackle the connection between weight gain and life expectancy, found the more weight a woman gained in mid-life, the less likely she was to be healthy and disease free (or even alive) after age 70.

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