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Articles May 2010 Issue

Over 70 and Overweight? It’s Not So Bad

After age 70, a few extra pounds may not be so bad. New Australian research adds to the evidence suggesting that the rules about weight and health are different for older peopleó and that Body Mass Index (BMI) isnít a perfect tool. The study of 9,240 men and women ages 70 to 75 found that being overweight was associated with a 13% lower risk of mortality from all causes. Normal-weight and obese participants had a similar, slightly higher risk of death from all causes.

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