OMG now being over weight is worst than smoking for your long term health.
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In a commentary published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the authors describe how obesity and being overweight contribute to metabolic syndrome, which affects 1 in 3 adults and about 40% of adults aged 40 and older. Clinicians have traditionally evaluated each of the major risk factors contributing to metabolic syndrome on an individual basis. There is evidence, however, that the risk factors are more than just the sum of their parts.