One of the study’s authors, Amir Tirosh, of the Division of Endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, reportedly said after studying the death rate among adults who are younger than age 50, they found that there was no improvement among people who were overweight as teenagers.

Thus the overweight teenagers were found to have a higher risk of death before the age of 50. Among boys, even those with weights at the upper end of the normal range faced a greater risk of dying relatively early in adulthood.

Obesity is becoming a global epidemic not only in developed nations but also in developing nations like India. Obesity is linked to a host of lifestyle disorders like diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension and stroke. The study has been published online in journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

(JPN)

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