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Normal-weight central obesity and risk for mortality
journal contributionposted on 2017-04-07, 10:33 authored by Mark Hamer, Gary O'Donovan, David StenselDavid Stensel, Emmanuel Stamatakis
Background: The association between obesity, defined in terms of body mass index (BMI), and mortality in the general population has been controversial. Various studies have examined whether central obesity has greater predictive utility than BMI. In a 2015 study of 15 184 adults, paradoxical results suggested that centrally obese participants defined as normal weight on the basis of BMI had the worst long-term survival even when compared with their overweight and obese counterparts. Objective: To replicate these analyses in a larger sample of adults in the general population.
Drs. Hamer and Stensel were supported by the National Institute for Health Research Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, which is a partnership among University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Loughborough University, and the University of Leicester. Dr. Stamatakis is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council through a senior research fellowship.
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Published inAnnals of Internal Medicine
CitationHAMER, M. ... et al, 2017. Normal-weight central obesity and risk for mortality. Annals of Internal Medicine, 166 (12), pp. 917-918.
Publisher© American College of Physicians
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