Weight and Aging
I am constantly hearing that being overweight significantly impacts your health and significantly reduces your life expectancy.
Is this true or are there statistics that support this?
I ask this because I am in my 40's, my cholesterol and heart rate and other health indicators are normal and yet I am about 40 pounds over-weight according to the charts I have found online and in other literature and that are supposed to provide guidelines for being healthy.
Can you tell me how much weight plays a role in aging and how much does being overweight really impact a person?
When does the impact of weight begin to take affect and can it be reversed?
What are some early indicators that weight is definitely having an impact on your longevity?