The obesity paradox debunked


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  • Friday, 09 Mar 2018

Hefty concern: People who are overweight or obese are being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease at younger ages, so although they do spend more years living with the disease than their slimmer peers, they do not live longer overall.

LOS ANGELES: For several years, researchers have struggled to explain the obesity paradox.

This is the observation that, after being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, people who are overweight or obese live longer than people who have a healthy weight.

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