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Three in four over-65s overweight Published: June 26, 2014

A growing obesity epidemic among older people will lead to more over-65s suffering heart problems, arthritis and breathing problems, doctors say, as figures show almost three-quarters of people of retirement age are overweight or obese, The Guardian reports.

The knock-on effect could prove so great that it may reverse the long-established trend towards lengthening life expectancy and shorten the time older people live free of illness or disability.

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