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Apart from diabetes, other modifiable contributors to early death are physical inactivity, high blood pressure, smoking and alcohol use.(Shutterstock)

Being underweight brings higher risk of early death than overweight

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 09:23 AM IST
A major compounding factor is the overall health of the population, as low weight could be driven by malnourishment, tuberculosis, cancer or other illnesses.
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