Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, December 13th, 2004
Men in the highest weight categories are eight times more likely to have diabetes, and six times more likely to have a knee replaced or have high blood pressure than are their normal-weight peers, said researchers for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
The researchers drew their conclusions from information provided by 73,003 adults aged 50-76 who lived in western Washington state.
The researchers correlated obesity...
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