Obesity can shorten life by 8 years.

Obesity can shorten life by 8 years.


The study further demonstrates that when one considers that these individuals may also develop diabetes or cardiovascular disease earlier in life, this excess weight can rob them of nearly two decades of healthy life.
TORONTO: Being overweight or obese may decrease life expectancy by up to 8 years, a new study has warned. The research led by investigators at Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University in Montreal examined the relationship between body weight and life expectancy. The findings show that overweight and obese individuals have the potential to decrease life expectancy by up to 8 years.

The study further demonstrates that when one considers that these individuals may also develop diabetes or cardiovascular disease earlier in life, this excess weight can rob them of nearly two decades of healthy life. The analysis showed being obese at a young age was more damaging to health and life expectancy. The team, at the University of Montreal in Canada, said heart problems and type 2 diabetes were major sources of disability and death.

"Our team has developed a computer model to help doctors and their patients better understand how excess body weight contributes to reduced life expectancy and premature development of heart disease and diabetes," said lead author Dr Steven Grover, a Clinical Epidemiologist at RI-MUHC. Grover and his colleagues used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (from years 2003 to 2010) to develop a model that estimates the annual risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in adults with different body weights. This data from almost 4,000 individuals was also used to analyse the contribution of excess body weight to years of life lost and healthy years of life lost.

In comparison with 20 to 39-year-olds with a healthy weight, severely obese men of the same age lost 8.4 years of life and women lost 6.1. Men also spent 18.8 more years living in poor health while women spent 19.1 in that state.

Moving up an age group to those in the forties and fifties, men lost 3.7 years and women 5.3 years to obesity. Men and women in their sixties and seventies lost just one year of life to obesity, but still faced seven years in ill health.

In addition, healthy life-years lost were two to four times higher for overweight and obese individuals compared to those who had a healthy weight, defined as 18.5-25 body mass index (BMI) more  

Thanks Sir, for your advice. more  
Healthy weight, has been defined as 18.5-25 body mass index (BMI). You can have a good Healthy weight with strong Muscles which also protect your Bones. But for this you have to do Strengthening Exercises Regularly. more  
I'VE READ SOMEWHERE THAT SLIGHTLY OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE MAY LIVE LONGER THAN NORMAL WEIGHT PEOPLE POSSIBLY AS THEY CAN STAND THE VAGARIES AND TRAUMAS BETTER. HOWEVER BEING OBESE OR SEVERELY OVERWEIGHT IS BAD.
SEEING THE PICTURES I FEEL HAPPY ABOUT YOU AND T.r. WALIA JI AND WISH YOU A LONG AND TROUBLE FREE LIFE AHEAD. more  
ANY FITNESS SCHEDULE WITH SPECIFIC DIET AND RITUALS TO BRING BACK THE NORMAL WEIGHT? more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Manage diabetes with guava

      1. Guava has a low glycaemic index (GI), meaning it is digested and absorbed gradually and affects a gradual rise in glucose level. 2. Being highly rich in fibre, which is considered gre...

      By Asha Gupta
      /
    • Mango and Diabetes

      How much can you eat and when...Watch everyone please and share your experience.

      By Vinita Agrawal
      /
    • Diabetic pain in legs

      Can anyone suggest remedies for leg pain in diabetic patients with long standing.In addition to maintaining good control ove sugar, what other precautions should one take? Any method to improve blo...

      By Narindar Sharma
      /
    • diabetic friendly fruits

      1. Papita (Papaya) Papita or papaya is a desi fruit that has a number of benefits for us. India is one of the biggest producers and exporters of papaya worldwide. The tropical fruit has a low ...

      By Aditi Jain
      /
    • Suggestion for Allopathic Doctor

      Please suggest a good doctor for treatment of Fatty lever and Cholestrol in Gurgaon / Delhi. Thanks

      By HIRA SRIVASTAVA
      /
    • Dont eat sabudana

      Diabetic people please dont do vrat during durga pooja and definitely dont eat sabudana if you keep vrat.

      By Anu Kaur
      /
    • Diabetic neuritis

      Has anyone in this circle gone through diabetic neuritis? What does it entail and how does it resolve?

      By Aditi Jain
      /
    • Side effect of medcine

      I am a diabetic. My fasting diabetes is 240 and post lunch diabetes is 290. I take glimisave 1 daily. When the dose was increased to glimisave 2, I had visibility problem in my eyes. I can not face...

      By Hasmukh Sangani
      /
    • Pollution causing Diabetes in India

      The ill-effects of air pollution on human health have been reported extensively. Some estimates attribute nearly one fourth of all deaths in India to air pollution, particularly exposure to particu...

      By Aditi Jain
      /
    • Kidney failure without any history rising in Delhi

      Per recent reports, a lot of people between age 22 and 30 in Delhi are having kidney failures and this health hazard is called idiopathy as the real cause cannot be found. Doctors say that this is...

      By Vinita Agrawal
      /
    • *S U G A R* I S *P O I S O N*

      An Educative Tip 1. First factory to manufacture sugar was established by the British in 1866. 2. Indians used to eat jaggery before this and seldom used to fall sick.

      By Pritam Sharma
      /
Share
Enter your email & mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

Please select a Circle that you want people to invite to.
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)