March 1998 Issue
Middle Age Spread Not Without Risk
If you've watched the number on your bathroom scale creep up over the years, there's something you should know: Gaining weight as you get older is not without risk, according to the authors of one of the largest studies ever to examine the relationship between age, weight and the risk of dying. They analyzed data from a study that followed more than 300,000 healthy men and women for 12 years. The researchers, from
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