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Investigation of methodological factors potentially underlying the apparently paradoxical findings on body mass index and all-cause mortality

Joshy, Grace; Korda, Rosemary; Bauman, Adrian; Van Der Ploeg, Hidde P; Chey, Tien; Banks, Emily


Introduction: Findings regarding the association between overweight and all-cause mortality range from significantly lower to higher risk, compared with body-mass-index (BMI) within the "normal'' range. Methods: We examined empirically potential methodological explanations for these apparently conflicting results using questionnaire and linked mortality data from 246,314 individuals aged >= 45 years in the Australian 45 and Up Study (11,127 deaths; median follow-up 3.9 years). Hazard ratios...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-02-12
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One 9.2 (2014): e88641
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088641


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