Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: New study shows the effects of obesity mirror those of aging

(Concordia University) In their paper published in the journal Obesity Reviews, researchers argue that obesity should be considered premature aging. They look at how obesity predisposes people to acquiring the kinds of potentially life-altering or life-threatening diseases normally seen in older individuals: compromised genomes, weakened immune systems, decreased cognition, increased chances of developing type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other illnesses.