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Body mass index and incident hospitalisation for cardiovascular disease in 158 546 participants from the 45 and Up Study

Joshy, Grace; Korda, Rosemary; Attia, John R; Liu, B; Bauman, Adrian; Banks, Emily


Objective: To investigate the relationship between fine gradations in body mass index (BMI) and risk of hospitalisation for different types of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Design, Subjects and Methods: The 45 and Up Study is a large-scale Australian cohort study initiated in 2006. Self-reported data from 158 546 individuals with no history of CVD were linked prospectively to hospitalisation and mortality data. Hazard ratios (HRs) of incident hospitalisation for specific CVD diagnoses in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Obesity
DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2013.192


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