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Moderately overweight get warning

Study sees higher risk of early death

By Carey Goldberg
Globe Staff / August 23, 2006

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Bad news for plump baby boomers: One of the biggest studies yet on the link between excess weight and premature death finds that being just moderately overweight in middle age can slightly raise the risk of premature death. The new study contradicts other recent research that had suggested that a little extra fat could act as a protective cushion. (Full article: 844 words)

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