Health Alert: Obesity at Age 25 Increases Risk of Severe Late-Life Obesity

Individuals who are obese by age 25 have a much greater risk of severe obesity later in life. Researchers found that men who are obese at age 25 are 23% more likely to be severely obese at age 35, while woman who are obese at age 25 have a 46.9% risk for severe obesity a decade later. Unfortunately, this places these individuals at a higher risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, May 2014