Obesity Could Cut Life Expectancy By Almost A Decade
A study out of Canada suggests certain obesity-related illnesses can shorten life expectancy by up to eight years.By Jasmine Bailey | December 5, 2014
It's no secret obesity often leads to serious health concerns, like increased potential for developing diseases or shortening your life span. Now, according to a new study, we know just about how many years could be knocked off your life.
About 4,000 white men were considered in the study, which specifically looked at heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Now, lower life expectancy wasn't the only worrying outcome — obesity also can affect your quality of life.