Overweight Young Adults Risk Early Death
A study published in Aug 2011 in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that being overweight at 25 years old increased the risk of early death by 21%. That risk went up to 28% if a young adult with a higher BMI (body mass index) also smoked, drank alcohol, or did little exercise. Obesity in young adults in America is a life threatening epidemic.
The risk of early death was higher in obese men compared to women, and African-American women compared to white women.
They found that in all ethnic groups, except in African- American men, the shortened lifespan risk due to being overweight in young adulthood is not cancelled out by later weight loss in middle age.
They conclude that a healthy lifestyle must be established and maintained from an early age.
Here at Lapband LA we strive to fight obesity in all ages including young adults.
This particular patient started with us when she was 14 and lost 194 pounds!
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