An intermediate body mass index (23 to 30/m2 was associated with the most favorable mortality in older women: COMMENTARY

Simon, Joel A.
September 2007
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p52
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the etiological studies on the association of body mass index (BMI) with mortality in older women. He states that although an intermediate body mass index was associated with the most favorable mortality in older women, but because of the conflicting reports, it is not possible to conclude whether the true, unconfounded, and unbiased relation between body weight and all-cause mortality is linear or U-shaped.


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