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How weight gain over time may predict mortality

February 9, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

Carrying too much body weight can lead to various health issues, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.

A recent study examined how measuring an individual’s BMI over time might help estimate their risk of disease and mortality later in life.

The scientists published their findings in the Annals of Epidemiology.

“The impact of weight gain on mortality is complex. It depends on both the timing and the magnitude of weight gain and where BMI started,” says Dr. Hui Zheng, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of sociology at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

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