HEALTHY LIVING
10/25/2011 05:37 pm ET Updated Dec 25, 2011

Obesity May Hinder Flu Shot's Effectiveness

The various health risks associated with being overweight or obese are well known, but a new study now suggests that this extra weight may also make your annual flu shot less effective.

What's more, obese and overweight people may be at higher risk for more severe illness if they do catch the flu, according to the findings published online Oct. 25 in the International Journal of Obesity.

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