Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

That statement may be true worldwide, but not in the United States as similar epidemiological studies have shown that overweight Americans live longer than normal weight (BMI 18.5 to 25), and even in Class 1 obesity (BMI 30-35), the death rates are similar to normal weight individuals.  Mortality depends more on your levels of inflammation than your weight.


Obesity could take this many years off your life

Being too heavy may cost you your life — literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely.