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Health Alert: Body Weight

CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- There might be yet another reason for some people to eat up this holiday weekend!

When a person stops at the doctor's office they are usually asked to step on a scale.  It may or may not be a measurement of their total health but this study took a closer look at weight and its relationship to mortality.

It was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.  Researchers looked at those who had a higher body mass index, or weight for height, and  a body mass index lower than what was recommended.  They found while those who were overweight had a higher risk of dying from all causes by 1.2 percent, those who were underweight also had a higher risk of 1.8 percent.

While being overweight wasn't healthy, being underweight wasn't either.  It may be a sign of something else being wrong which was why it's important to work with your doctor on maintaining the weight that is right for each individual.


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