The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.
Overweight and obese people tend to develop heart disease at an earlier age, living with chronic illness for much longer than those of a healthy weight, a new study shows. These findings show that even though some may benefit from an “obesity paradox” — where people with excess weight live longer than those of normal weight — those extra years of life could be filled with illness and misery, said lead researcher Dr. Sadiya Khan, an instructor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “Individuals in the overweight category really live about the same amount of time,” Khan said. “It was really the difference about how long they lived with cardiovascular disease because they developed the disease earlier in life.”