Figure 1.

Relationship between excess years of life lost to mortality (YLLs) and excess morbidity (HRQL) among overweight (BMI 25–30) and obese (BMI 30+) women by age. In both weight categories, women suffer cumulative increases in excess morbidity (both psychological and physiological) until they reach their 30s, at which point, excess mortality increases.

Muennig BMC Public Health 2008 8:128   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-128
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