Taking a life-course perspective, researchers have found obesity results in a shorter lifespan and an increased risk of cardiovascular (CVD) morbidity and mortality compared with those with a normal BMI (weight). Overweight men and women of all ages developed CVD at a younger age and spent more years living with it, despite not living as long.

LifeTip: Maintaining a healthy BMI significantly improves quality of life, functional capacity, and decreases disability. Watch “Lose Weight Naturally” with Dr. David DeRose for more recommendations.

Adapted from PositiveChoices.com

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