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Obese drivers more likely to die in crash

As if being overweight was not dangerous enough, a new study found that obese drivers are more likely to die in a car crash.

People of larger body mass can face more serious injuries when cars collide.

Mildly obese drivers were 21 percent more likely to die in a crash. Severely obese drivers were 80 per cent more likely to die.

The researchers suggest car companies take a look at the problem and redesign their vehicles.

One in every three Americans is currently considered obese.

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