Obesity studies show more and more bad news.

If excess weight doesn’t kill you by old age, it could make your life miserable in the form of chronic health problems and impaired mental fitness. According to a new study, women who are obese in middle age are almost 80 percent more likely to have multiple health problems by the time they reach age 70. “Those who gained weight [in adulthood] actually suffered reduced odds of healthy survival,” said study author Dr. Qi Sun, a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health’s department of nutrition. – From Atlanta Journal Constitution