Jan 5, 2010 7:28 AM by Jamie Smith

Obesity causes just as many health problems as smoking

New research finds obesity now causes just as many health problems in americans as smoking, maybe even more.

According to the new study from Columbia University, the proportion of smokers dropped about 18% between 1993 and 2008, while the proportion of obese people jumped 85%!

Researchers say smoking had a bigger impact on deaths during the study period, while obesity had a bigger impact on illness.



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