Researchers find obesity more concerning than smoking - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/5/10

Researchers find obesity more concerning than smoking for Americans

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – New research finds obesity may cause even more health problems in Americans than smoking.  The new study from Columbia University finds the proportion of smokers dropped about 18% between 1993 and 2008, while the proportion of obese people jumped a whopping 85%! 

After studying both those groups, researchers decided that although smoking had a bigger impact on deaths during the study period and obesity continues to have a bigger impact on illness and quality of life.

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