Study says young obese men more likely to have health problems

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

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The study was published by the British Journal of Medicine.

Researchers from the journal tracked 6,500 22-year-old men over three decades.

They found that almost half of those men who were considered obese developed diabetes, blood clots or had a heart attack or stroke.

Many died before reaching the age of 55.

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