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Member Research and Reports

Obesity Kills One in Five Americans – Nearly Three Times Previous Estimates

Obesity is a lot more deadly than previously thought, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Across recent decades, obesity accounted for 18 percent of deaths among Black and White Americans between the ages of 40 and 85, noted the scientists. This finding challenges the prevailing wisdom among scientists, which puts that portion at around five percent.