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Obesisty in young men is dangerous

Young men, who are obese when they are in their early twenties have a three times higher risk of getting serious diseases or die early compared with normal weight males. For some diseases, the risk is even higher. The risk of getting diabetes is, for instance, eight times higher for obese young men compared to normal weight young men. The results are from a study by researchers at Department of Clinical Epidemiology and have just been published in British Medical Journal Open. The results show that almost half of the young obese men will have had a heart attack, blood clots, diabetes or have died before they reach the age of 55. The study includes 6,000 Danish men born in 1955. They were followed from they were 22 years old till they were 55.