Smoking and obesity have something in common. Early death.
Obesity in teens carried the same risk of premature death in adulthood as smoking at least ten cigarettes a day, according to researchers.
Obese teens were twice as likely to die early than normal weight teens. Those who smoked were also twice as likely to die prematurely than nonsmokers.
The study found that those who were heavy smokers and obese were five times more likely to die early than normal weight nonsmokers.