My intent is not to start or participate in another "cigarette smoking" flame war.
That said .... I wonder if anyone can point me to any studies or just the conclusions on a subject. I know that overweight people have trouble doing physical exercise. I suspect that overweight people live shorter lives than people who are skinny. Yes, lots and lots of other factors may lurk in here - like "People that exercise tend to be skinnier and live longer" or "Skinny people are less happy." I am interested in only weight and life expectancy. If it's important to somehow include some other factor, like age, fine. Male/female is probably important.
Given some model weight based on height, how much shorter a life might a person live?
Example using _made_up_ numbers:
The ideal weight for a male six feet tall is 170 pounds. His life expecancy is 82 years old. Tabularly:
Six foot male Life weight expectancy ----- --------- 160 84 170 82 180 76 190 75 200 73 210 71 220 70 ... ...