Association between body mass index and mortality in an 80-year-old population.

  title={Association between body mass index and mortality in an 80-year-old population.},
  author={Yutaka Takata and Toshihiro Ansai and Inho Soh and Sumio Akifusa and Kazuo Sonoki and Kiyoshi Fujisawa and Shuji Awano and Shuntaro Kagiyama and Tomoko Hamasaki and Ikuo Nakamichi and Akihiro Yoshida and Tadamichi Takehara},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={55 6},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association between body mass index (BMI) and all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in an 80-year-old population. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Community-based. PARTICIPANTS Six hundred ninety-seven of 1,282 (54.4%) 80-year-old candidate individuals. MEASUREMENTS The dates and causes of all deaths were followed up for 4 years. RESULTS The relative hazard ratios (HRs) for all-cause mortality were lower in overweight subjects (BMI > or= 25.0… CONTINUE READING
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