Every 6.5 Pounds Equals a 4% Increase

The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. recommends maintaining a healthy BMI to avoid higher risk of hospitalization.

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(PRWEB) November 28, 2012

Fort Lauderdale, FL: The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. recommends maintaining a healthy BMI to avoid higher risk of hospitalization. Results of a recent study conducted by the Australian National University indicates that being overweight may be directly correlated to a higher risk of ending up hospitalized.

This study had nearly 250,000 subjects over 45 years old. They found that there were 120 hospitalizations for every 1,000 men and 102 per 1,000 women each year with an elevated Body Mass Index (BMI).

However, for those considered severely obese, there were 203 hospitalizations for every 1,000 men and 183 per 1,000 women, on average.

The research team further calculated that based on the above statistics that every 6.5 pounds of extra weight leads to a 4% increase in the risk of needing to be hospitalized.

According to lead author Rosemary Korda, “What this study shows is that there is a gradual increase in risk of hospitalization as BMI increases, starting with people in the overweight range. In other words, even being overweight (but not obese) still increases your risk.”

If you want to lower your risk of being hospitalized you might want to focus on maintaining a healthy BMI. The original research paper can be found at http://bit.ly/V2FJnM

This release has been sponsored by the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc., a natural health company that wants to help people improve their health through natural methods such as natural dietary supplements, exercise, and other natural therapies. To learn more about the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. and “The Bill of American Health Rights" petition that fights to protect the constitutional right that people have to employ natural health practices which include the use of and access to natural health products, supplements, and therapies, go to http://www.naturalhealthchoicesproject.com/petition/.