Recent clinical research studies has suggested that high BMI is associated with increased risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer and other metabolic disorders.

Researchers have found the strongest evidence of a causal relationship between obesity and a wide range of serious conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and neurological, musculoskeletal and respiratory afflictions.

The study, published in the journal Lancet Digital Health, draws data from the UK Biobank — a research database holding health and genetic information from half a million volunteers — to analyse associations between body mass index (BMI) and a range of disease outcomes in 337,536 people. In this study researchers used a genetic approach to seek evidence for true health effects associated with higher body mass index, which assesses  weight against  height and is commonly used to measure obesity.

FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 100 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

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