One Se­cret to Healthy Aging

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Weight is a sen­si­tive is­sue for most peo­ple, but con­trol­ling weight gain over the course of life can have big re­wards, ac­cord­ing to re­search at the Har­vard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, which looked at long- term weight and health changes among more than 92,000 women and 25,000 men.

The study found that seem­ingly mod­est in­creases in weight add up over the years. On av­er­age, U. S. adults gain 1– 2 pounds per year be­tween their late teens and mid- 50s. While one year’s gain is small, the cu­mu­la­tive ef­fect takes a toll on health, with in­creased risks for di­a­betes, heart dis­ease, and cancer. On the flip­side, re­duc­ing the creep of added pounds makes aging a health­ier ex­pe­ri­ence, and it’s never too soon to start.

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