Obesity Linked to Higher Risk of Injury

Obesity significantly increases the likelihood of accidents, injury and hospitalization, according to a new research study.

weight loss surgery increases risk of bone fracturesNew research shows a link between obesity and injury.

Samsung Life Insurance Lifecare Institute determined in a new study that obese people are 73 percent more likely to have an accident, require a hospital stay or need an operation.

Previous studies back up these findings. A 2005 study showed one in four obese men and one in five obese women reported personal injuries. Overexertion and falls were the main injuries for both genders.

The study’s lead researcher said being obese can often limit what a person is able to do. This, of course, would make it harder for obese people to protect themselves from tripping and falling.

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