July 30, 2014

Overweight Equals Earlier Death

A paper in the New England Journal of Medicine that pooled data from 19 prospective studies that included 1.46 million white adults compared BMI Index and mortality.

The age of the adults ranged from 19 to 84, with a median of 58.  The studies ranged from 5 to 25 years in duration.  The researchers took into account differences in age, the nature of the study, physical activity, alcohol consumption, education and marital status.

The conclusion of the study was that overweight and obesity are associated with increased all-cause mortality.  All-cause mortality is generally lowest with a BMI of 20.0 to 24.9.

Source: N Engl J Med, DOI: 10,1056

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