Not that we're really surprised by that. Obesity is linked to a number of deadly diseases.
This study is interesting because it says that being obese cuts a decade off your life on average. If you're a young black male, being overweight takes 2 decades off your life. Fat white women lose 8 years. Fat black women only lose 5 years. Wonder what's up with that.
I saw a program on TV the other night claiming that some forms of obesity could be linked to a virus. However, I have to confess the storyboard of the spread of the virus looked like the global growth of mcdonald chains since the eighties…