http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/S ... story.html
- Adults who are underweight — with a BMI of less than 18.5 — have a 1.8 times higher risk of dying than those with a “normal” BMI of 18.5 to 24.9, the study found.
By comparison, people classed as obese (a BMI of 30 to 34.9) were 1.2 times more likely to die during a minimum five years of follow-up than normal weight people. The risk of dying was 1.3 times higher for the severely obese — those with a BMI of 35 or more.
I wonder if the recent craze to be as skinny as possible in many countries (particularly East Asia) will result in lower life expectancies for certain demographics.