Obese seniors live more of their golden years with heart disease

The Globe and Mail
Madeline Kennedy

Seniors who are obese may live just as long as their thinner peers, but they are more likely to develop heart disease and get it slightly earlier in life, a Dutch study finds. “Obesity is associated with higher mortality among younger and middle-aged individuals. However, among older adults, this association is not present,” said David Grabowski, a professor of health-care policy at Harvard Medical School in Boston who was not involved in the study.
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