Obesity responsible for more deaths in US than estimated: Study

Sydney, Aug 17 : A new study has revealed that about 18 percent of deaths in the United States were linked to obesity and being overweight, among people aged 40 to 85.

According to, the figure is dramatically higher than previous estimates of about 5 per cent.

Women appeared to be far more affected than men and more than a quarter of deaths of black women, and more than a fifth of those of white women, were related to excess weight, the report said.

In contrast, the same association was seen for just five per cent of black men and 15.6 percent of white men, the report added.

A study leader from Columbia University in New York said that obesity had dramatically worse health consequences than some recent reports have led us to believe.

--ANI (Posted on 17-08-2013)

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