Weight at Middle Age Helps Predict Future Health

By Alicia Verity, MSPH, iTriagehealth.com


A recent study published in the British Medical Journal conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) researchers suggests women who are overweight (have adiposity) in mid-life have increased risk for major chronic diseases after the age of 70. Conversely, the study also demonstrates that women who are lean in mid-life are more likely to be healthy after 70.

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