People who have a BMI (Body Mass Index) above 40 live 10 years shorter than people with a BMI between 22,5 and 25.
This is the conclusion of British scientists after a study of 57 researches done on 900.000 adults in total. With a BMI between 30 and 35 people die 2 to 4 years sooner.
A BMI increace of 5 points equals an increase of 30 percent of dying in general and of 40 percent of dying of cardiovascular disease. 60 Percent more deaths can be attributed to diabetes and a 120 percent more deaths were caused by liver and kidney disease.
The results of the study were published in The Lancet.
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