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Obesity decreases life expectancy by up to 10 years

Obesity decreases life expectancy by up to 10 years

Last Thursday (14), the medical journal "The Lancet" published a alarming research, showing that in cases of severe obesity the life expectancy drops in up to 10 years. Thus, weight gain may result in the risk of death before age 70.

The researchers used the largest body of data on obesity and mortality ever performed, with more than 10.6 million participants from 239 studies performed between 1970 and 2015 in 32 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and eastern and southern Asia.

The survey discarded smokers and former smokers with chronic illnesses and people who died in the first five

The sample was divided into categories, according to their BMI - Body Mass Index, and verified the numbers and causes of death of each group. If all overweight and obese had normal BMI levels, one in five premature deaths would be avoided in North America, one in six in Australia and New Zealand, one in seven in Europe, and one in every 20 in eastern Europe. Asia

The study found that the risk of death before age 70 increased from 19% in men of normal weight to 29.5% in moderately obese men. Among women, this risk increased from 11% to 14.6%.

The World Health Organization (WHO) standard, a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal, 25 to 29.9 excess of weight, 30 to 34.9 moderate obesity, 35 to 39.9 severe obesity, and over 40 morbid obesity. By 2014, more than 1.9 million adults worldwide were overweight, with more than 600 million obese.


Incor campaigns to detect high cholesterol in the population

Incor campaigns to detect high cholesterol in the population

Combat Cholesterol, August 8, the Heart Institute of Hospital das Clínicas of FMUSP (Incor) conducts a campaign to detect high cholesterol in the population. Opened to the general public, it's main objective is to identify cases of family-related illness (family hypercholesterolemia) and provide guidance on prevention and care.

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Learn more about the androgenic disorder of male aging

Learn more about the androgenic disorder of male aging

We all know what menopause is and what this change means in a woman's life. With the decline of ovarian function, ovulation, menstrual cycles, and drop in estrogen levels occur. However, little is said about the decrease of the hormones in the aging process of man, especially of Testosterone. First of all let's clarify one thing: andropause is not the best term to define this problem, because unlike what happens in the woman, the androgenic disorder of male aging (DAEM) is not a sudden, nor universal process.

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