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.

 

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This particular patient started with us when she was 14 and lost 194 pounds!

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