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Health Spotlight: Obesity’s Effect on U.S. Life Expectancy

January 15, 2018

Obesity Shaved Almost a Year Off U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Says

“Rising obesity ratesĀ in the U.S. may be responsible for as many as 186,000 deaths per year, according to a new analysis.

The U.S. has seen only relatively modest improvements in mortality rates over the past couple decades, despite public health victories including major reductions in smoking…”