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Obesity and Car Accident Fatalities.

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Obesity and Car Accident Fatalities.
An analysis of over 57,000 automobile collisions concluded obese drivers are 21-80% more likely to die after the accident, depending on the severity of their obesity. Two possible reasons for the increase include: vehicle design and safety features that are optimized for normal weight adults, and the greater likelihood of underlying health problems that accompany obesity.
British Medical Journal, January 2013