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Smoking coupled with obesity is deadly

November 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
We know smoking can lead to an early death and so can being obese. But together, researchers say, they can be increasingly deadly.A new study looked at the data of 3.5 million AARP members.

Authors found obese smokers are up to eight times more likely to die early than average weight non smokers.

Doctors found losing weight or quitting smoking added years across the board.

Experts say taking these simple steps can go along way in lengthening your lifespan.

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