Every extra two pounds an overweight person carries cuts their life expectancy by two months, while a packet of cigarettes a day knocks off SEVEN YEARS, reveals new study

Mail Online | 10/13/2017 | Alexandra Thompson Health Reporter For Mailonline
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Every extra two pounds an overweight person carries cuts their life expectancy by two months, new research reveals.

Holding excess weight may shorten a person's life by raising their risk of coronary artery disease, according to the researchers.

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Smoking has the greatest impact on shortening people's lives, with a packet of cigarettes a day knocking off seven years, the research adds.

The study also revealed every additional year an individual spends in further education extends their lifespan by 11 months by making them more aware of the dangers of smoking.

Study - Author - Dr - Peter - Joshi

Study author Dr Peter Joshi from the University of Edinburgh, said: 'Our study has estimated the causal effect of lifestyle choices. We found that, on average, smoking a pack a day reduces lifespan by seven years, whilst losing one kilogram of weight will increase your lifespan by two months.'

How the research was carried out

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The researchers analysed 25 studies from Europe, Australia and North America with a total of 606,059 people.

The study's participants' genetic and lifespan information was investigated.

Weight - Smoking - People - Lifespan

Excess weight and smoking shorten people's lifespan

Results reveal people...
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