The Check-Up: Study Says Overweight Young Adults Die Sooner

Extra weight in your 20s might have a big impact on long-term health

There’s no way to sugar-coat today’s top health story: Researchers at UNC Chapel Hill are reporting that people who are overweight at age 25 actually die earlier in life than their thinner peers—even if they lose the weight down the road. Turns out, carrying around extra weight now really takes a toll on long-term health. Researchers say the correlation is stronger among men compared to women, but among women, black women were more greatly impacted than their white counterparts.

Read more about the study—and get some good news (I promise)—over here.