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Study: obesity itself does not increase the risk of death

Professor Jennifer Cook, along with a group of scientists from York University, conducted a study on obesity-related problems. It turned out that obesity as such does not increase the likelihood of death, if in the rest with health everything is in order.

The specialist notes that hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, dyslipidemia (elevated cholesterol) and other diseases increase the likelihood of death, but obesity does not concern it. Another thing, if you add to obesity, for example, diabetes.

The study affected 54,000 men and women from five countries. Some had only obesity, while others had problems with metabolism, blood pressure, sugar levels and other ailments. Specialists studied mortality statistics and compared it with information on people who did not suffer from obesity. It turned out that with only obesity, a person does not acquire an increased risk of death.

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