Harvard Health Letter

Higher BMI linked to early death

News Briefs A large international study that included Harvard researchers links a high body mass index (BMI)-a calculation used to determine if a person is overweight-to a risk of early death, and contradicts the idea that itís possible to be fat and fit. Researchers pooled the data from 239 studies of more than 10 million people in 32 countries. They excluded people who had smoked, had a chronic condition, or died within five…

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