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Study: Stigmatizing obesity leads to obesity

From salon.com

Numerous causes contribute to the nation's obesity epidemic, including our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the easy availability of high-calorie foods. Newly published research points to another, less-obvious factor that appears to be exacerbating the problem: The negative labels we attach to people who are overweight.

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Extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years

From sciencedaily.com

Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to results of an analysis of data pooled from 20 large studies of people from three countries.

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Gender differences in obesity-related mortality revealed

From sciencedaily.com

Obesity, which affects more than one-third of Americans, is a chronic disease that can shorten one's life span, but new findings show that its effect on mortality has reduced in recent years among many groups, particularly women.

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