Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Director's Comments: Overweight and Health

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Overweight and Health. The transcript is also available.

While it may not be healthy, some excess pounds do not seem to be deadly, says a recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The new findings suggest persons who are overweight are less likely than normal weight persons to die from several diseases such as: Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, lung disease, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and from some unintentional injuries, suicides, as well as homicides...


[Source: What's New on MedlinePlus]

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