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The top 5 conditions that shorten Americans' lives — and are preventable

from HealthDay News

More bad news for plus-sized Americans: obesity is the leading cause of preventable life-years lost in the nation, a new study finds. Obesity steals more years than diabetes, tobacco, high blood pressure and high cholesterol — the other top preventable health problems that cut Americans' lives short, according to researchers who analyzed 2014 data. Obesity was linked with as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco. Tobacco, meanwhile, had the same effect on life span as high blood pressure, the researchers found. more

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