Early obesity linked to serious health problems later in life

Washington, May 7: A new research has revealed that the people who are overweight during their youth are more likely to face severe health issues later on in life.

The researchers observed the relationship between BMI at age 25 and later in life and found that people who were obese by age 25 faced higher risk of more harsh fatness later on and are easily susceptible to complications such as hypertension, inflammation, diabetes and chronic conditions.

Anna Zajacova, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Wyoming said that the duration of obesity may still have important implications for mobility and musculoskeletal disease, which needs to be investigated.

She added that prevention of weight gain at all ages should be a clinical and public health priority.

The study published in the June issue American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

(ANI)