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BODY-MASS INDEX AND MORTALITY IN A PROSPECTIVE COHORT OF U.S. ADULTS

@inproceedings{Ichael2000BODYMASSIA,
  title={BODY-MASS INDEX AND MORTALITY IN A PROSPECTIVE COHORT OF U.S. ADULTS},
  author={Ichael and J. T. and Hun and Ennifer and M P. and Etrelli and Armen and odr{\'i}guez and Lark and W. H. and Eath},
  year={2000}
}
A BSTRACT Background Body-mass index (the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) is known to be associated with overall mortality. We investigated the effects of age, race, sex, smoking status, and history of disease on the relation between body-mass index and mortality. Methods In a prospective study of more than 1 million adults in the United States (457,785 men and 588,369 women), 201,622 deaths occurred during 14 years of follow-up. We examined the relation… Expand

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