People with BMI above or below the ideal range found to be at an increased risk of early death due to health conditions, study suggests
-In a study, conducted by the researchers of Harvard, evaluated the pooled data from 239 studies of more than 10 million people across 32 countries. The study excluded people who smoked, had a chronic condition or died within five years of follow up, reducing the sample size to 4 million people.
-As per the study, people with a BMI ranging between 20-24.9 were at a decreased risk of dying due to the common health problems. On the contrary, those with a BMI above or below the ideal range, were at an increased risk of early death.
-As per experts, an ideal Body Mass Index (BMI) is expected to fall in the range from 18.5-24.9.
-Findings were published in The Lancet
Source: The Lancet