logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Low Carb Site

BellaOnline's Low Carb Editor

g

Obese Women lose 7 Years of Life


New research by Dutch scientists proves what has long been thought - that obese women and men lose substantial amounts of their life.

While in 1962 only 13 percent of the US population was obese, current estimates put the obese population at over a third of all adults. Two thirds of the US population are overweight. The standard way of determining overweight or obese status is by using the BMI of a person. The Body Mass Index takes your weight combined with your height to give a general proportion of fat.

The research indicates:

overweight woman (BMI 25 or over) loses 3 years
obese woman (BMI 30 or over) loses 7 years
overweight man (BMI 25 or over) loses 2 years
obese man (BMI 30 or over) loses 6 years

Overweight and obese people also are far less healthy in their final years. Not only do they die earlier, but their final years are often much more full of pain and hospitalization.

Adding in smoking takes off an additional 7 years of life. So a woman who is both obese and smokes can immediately subtract 14 years from her lifespan - and expect that the years leading up to her death will involve various illnesses and hospitalization.

Giving up smoking and eating more healthily both can turn around these figures in only a few years. Even if you have led an unhealthy life until now - it's never too late to turn over a new leaf!

BMI Calculator
Low Carb Medical News

low carb ebooks
Lisa Shea's Library of Low Carb Books
Add Obese+Women+lose+7+Years+of+Life to Twitter Add Obese+Women+lose+7+Years+of+Life to Facebook Add Obese+Women+lose+7+Years+of+Life to MySpace Add Obese+Women+lose+7+Years+of+Life to Del.icio.us Digg Obese+Women+lose+7+Years+of+Life Add Obese+Women+lose+7+Years+of+Life to Yahoo My Web Add Obese+Women+lose+7+Years+of+Life to Google Bookmarks Add Obese+Women+lose+7+Years+of+Life to Stumbleupon Add Obese+Women+lose+7+Years+of+Life to Reddit



 



RSS | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Low Carb Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
chat
Live Chat
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lisa Shea. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lisa Shea. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Lisa Shea for details.

g


g features
Ants on a Log Recipe

Low Carb Books / Ebooks

Low Carb Cocktail Recipes

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor