Smoking and a poor diet while young lead to early death in your 50s

Smoking and a poor diet while young lead to early death in your 50s

British researchers have confirmed that if you start smoking young and get yourself overweight young then the odds are highly stacked that you will be dead young - by the age of 55.

What did the study confirm?

  • People with high blood sugar levels between the ages of 12 to 39 have TRIPLE the risk of dying before 55
  • People who smoked between the ages of 12 and 39 have an 86% greater risk of dying before 55
  • People who were obese when they were young have a 39% higher likelihood of dying before 55

The sobering news?  Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years in NZ, Australia, USA & the UK.

“Given the numbers of youth who are obese, this is a concern.  Any time somebody dies before age 55, it has an overall societal impact”
Dr. Sharon Saydah, a CDC senior scientist.

Report by Dr. Sharon Saydah, a CDC senior scientist, was published in the March 2013 issue of the journal Pediatrics.  The researchers analyzed data on 9,250 people who took part in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.  As reported by HealthDay News, February 2013.


 

Posted: Monday 16 September 2013