Study Shows Early Obesity Indicator Of Serious Obesity

May 21, 2014

Anna Zajacova

A new study has found people who are obese early in life have a higher chance of being severely obese when they're older.  University of Wyoming Associate Professor Anna Zajacova contributed to the study, which looked at the health risks of people who were overweight in their twenties.

“Early obesity matters," Zajacova says, "but primarily by increasing the chances of morbid obesity or class two or three obesity later in life.”

Zajacova says they also learned that losing weight has a positive impact at any age.  The research was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.