Grodstein et al. find weight gain in adulthood linked to much higher risk of chronic disease in later life

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"Unhealthy Gains: Older, heavier, more at risk" - India New England. 07/21/2017.

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.

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Francine Grodstein (Harvard)

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