Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Ades, Philip A.
February 2010
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2010, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p112
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the concept of the obesity paradox. They mention that several epidemiological studies have found a positive relationship between obesity and mortality. In contrast, they also cite that various cross-sectional and retrospective database studies have found opposite correlation between body mass index (BMI) and mortality. This contradiction, known as the obesity paradox, is analyzed in terms of cardiovascular health and other factors.


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