Fast Fact: Being Overweight is Worse than Smoking

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on September 13, 2013 · 0 comments

When researchers calculate someone’s Quality-Adjusted Life Years, more years are lost due to obesity than those lost from a lifetime of smoking. Moderate obesity can reduce your life by 3 years and severe obesity can shorten your life by a decade.


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