Association between body-mass index and risk of death in more than 1 million Asians.

  title={Association between body-mass index and risk of death in more than 1 million Asians.},
  author={Wei Zheng and Dale F. McLerran and Betsy Rolland and Xianglan Zhang and Manami Inoue and Keitaro Matsuo and Jiang He and Prakash Chandra Gupta and Kunnambath Ramadas and Shoichiro Tsugane and Fujiko Irie and Akiko Tamakoshi and Yu-Tang Gao and Renwei Wang and Xiao-Ou Shu and Ichiro Tsuji and Shinichi Kuriyama and Hideo Tanaka and Hiroshi Satoh and Chien-Jen Chen and Jian-Min Yuan and Keun-Young Yoo and Habibul Ahsan and Wen-Harn Pan and Dongfeng Gu and Mangesh Suryakant Pednekar and Catherine Sauvaget and Shizuka Sasazuki and Toshimi Sairenchi and Gong Yang and Yong-Bing Xiang and Masato Nagai and Takeshi Suzuki and Yoshikazu Nishino and San-Lin You and Woon-Puay Koh and Sue-Kyung Park and Yu Chen and Chen-Yang Shen and Mark Thornquist and Ziding Feng and Daehee Kang and Paolo Boffetta and John D. Potter},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={364 8},
BACKGROUND Most studies that have evaluated the association between the body-mass index (BMI) and the risks of death from any cause and from specific causes have been conducted in populations of European origin. METHODS We performed pooled analyses to evaluate the association between BMI and the risk of death among more than 1.1 million persons recruited in 19 cohorts in Asia. The analyses included approximately 120,700 deaths that occurred during a mean follow-up period of 9.2 years. Cox… 

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