Obesity and Growing Old

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Story Updated: Nov 13, 2013

More than one-third of American adults...nearly 36-percent... are now obese. That's one reason researchers are interested in looking at how being overweight impacts our health.

This week, a new study finds that obesity and a bigger waist size in older women may lead to a shorter lifespan or seriously impact the chances of growing old gracefully.

The researchers used body mass index and waist circumference data from more than 36-thousand women who were on average 72 years old at the start...

Obese participants were more likely to die before the age of 85 and overweight and obese women had higher risks of both major chronic disease and mobility disability.

A waist measurement greater than 35 inches was also linked to a higher risk of early death, chronic disease and mobility disability.

The researchers say these findings prove that maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the keys to enjoying your golden years in golden condition.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news that can help you stay healthy, happy, and fit.

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