Could the Overweight Outlive the Thin?

Can excess weight affect your lifespan? Certainly, excess weight can make you predisposed to chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, atherosclerosis, arthritis and the metabolic syndrome. However, we need to define what is excess weight or what the terms overweight and obese really mean. A lot of recent studies have shown that overweight people are at high risk for early deaths. In these studies, excess fat has been strongly associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease, sleep apnoea and other health hazards. However the real problem nowadays is that BMI charts don't give doctors complete information, and the healthy weight range may differ from patient to patient.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.