Grodstein et al. find weight gain in adulthood linked to much higher risk of chronic disease in later life
NIA Aging Centers News Reference
Cumulative weight gain during early and middle adulthood may increase the risk of chronic diseases and early death, according to a new study by Harvard public health researchers. And the more weight gained, the higher the risk. Among study participants, each 5-kilogram (11-pound) weight gain was associated with a 30% increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, a 14% increased risk of hypertension, an 8% increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and a 17% decreased odds of achieving healthy aging.
"Unhealthy Gains: Older, heavier, more at risk" - India New England. 7/21/2017.