Obesity in your 50s ‘gives you the same health problems as a 75-year-old’, study shows
- It examined how likely people are to suffer from more than one health problem
- Already known Obese more likely to get heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer
- But they can have four or more health conditions by age 55 than thinner people
Obestiy makes you old decades before your time, with seriously overweight 55-year-olds likely to contend with the same health problems experienced by 75-yearolds who are not fat.
A study by researchers in the UK and Finland examined how likely people are to suffer from more than one health problem at once – so-called multiple morbidity – depending on age and weight.
While it is recognised that the obese are more…