Risk of mortality is significantly increased1

Research showed a decreased life expectancy of up to 10 years.

 

Increased BMI associated with decreased life expectancy

For every 5 kg/m2 BMI increment above the range of 22.5 kg/m2 to 25 kg/m2, there is a 30% increase in overall mortality.1
 

Chart showing association of increased BMI and life expectancy


Adapted from Prospective Studies Collaboration. Body-mass index and cause-specific mortality in 900 000 adults: collaborative analyses of 57 prospective studies. Lancet. 2009;373(9669):1083-1096. Data from male subjects.


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Reference:

  1. Prospective Studies Collaboration, Whitlock G, Lewington S, et al. Body-mass index and cause-specific mortality in 900 000 adults: collaborative analyses of 57 prospective studies. Lancet. 2009;373(9669):1083-1096.