New research in over 423,000 UK adults published in PLOS Genetics has revealed that the health implications of obesity extend much further than diabetes and heart disease, increasing the risk of death from diseases of the kidneys, lungs and liver.
The study found that obese individuals are more likely to be affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, liver diseases and lung cancer - life-threatening conditions that the World Health Organization has ranked as leading causes of death and disability.
The study was funded by the British Heart Foundation and by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.
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