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Mon, March 13, 2017, noon:
Rachel Best

Paula M. Lantz

Lantz says those seeking remediations for premature death should look beyond obesity

a PSC In The News reference, 2010

"What We Miss When We Obsess Over Obesity" - Miller-McCune. 08/11/2010.

In a study published in Social Science & Medicine, Paula Lantz and colleagues report that the primary risk factors for early death among the 3,600 U.S. adults they followed were: cigarette smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and being poor. They found that obesity alone was not a significant factor.

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Paula M. Lantz

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