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Hay evidencia científica que demuestra que un IMC elevado se asocia con una reducción de la esperanza de vida de hasta 10 años35. Por cada incremento de 5 kg/m2 de IMC por encima del intervalo de 22,5– 25,0 kg/m2, existe un aumento del 30 % de en la mortalidad general*35


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