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Smoking coupled with obesity raises death risk

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Everyone knows smoking and being obese is not healthy for you, but now a new study shows the odds of dying early are highest among obese smokers.

“We know that obesity and smoking by themselves are important health risk factors,” said lead researcher Annemarie Koster, an epidemiologist at the U.S. National Institute on Aging. “We found that smoking and obesity are independent predictors of mortality, but smoking and being obese especially increases the mortality risk.”Read More »Smoking coupled with obesity raises death risk