‘Healthy Obesity’ A Myth, Study Says
Physical inactivity has been consistently associated with an increased death rate
According to a new study, despite normal metabolic levels, obese people are still at higher risk of premature death due to physical inactivity, and compared to those at normal weight.
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To gauge the link concerning physical inactivity and premature death, and its relationship with obesity, research workers evaluated information from 334,161 men and women all around Europe participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study. Over an average of TWELVE years, the research workers measured height, waist and weight circumference, and used self-assessment to measure levels of physical activity. The results are published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Physical inactivity has indeed been persistently related with a multiplied possibility of early mortality, as well as being linked with a more significant possibility of conditions such as heart disease and cancer. It may also add to an increased body mass index (BMI) and obesity, the association with early death is independent of an individual’s BMI.
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