Being overweight not just obese, causes millions of deaths around the globe
A new study involving data from 67.8 million people from over 195 countries spanning more than 35 years concludes that being overweight, not even obese, is causing the deaths of millions of people around the globe.
The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine linked being just overweight, not even obese, with cancer of the colon, oesophagus, liver, rectum, gall bladder, biliary tract, pancreas, breast, womb, kidney and thyroid. The risk of leukaemia, heart disease and stroke were also linked to being overweight or obese.
The report produced by a team of 2,300 experts led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation based at the University of Washington in Seattle describe a "growing and disturbing global public health crisis."
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