Body mass index and mortality: a meta-analysis based on person-level data from twenty-six observational studies.

@article{Mcgee2005BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and mortality: a meta-analysis based on person-level data from twenty-six observational studies.},
  author={Daniel L Mcgee},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={87-97}
}
PURPOSE For this report, we examined the relationships between the conditions of being overweight and obese and mortality from all causes, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. METHODS We defined the categories of body weight according to level of body mass index, BMI=wt(kg)/ht(m)2, using classifications suggested by the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization. These classifications are as follows: "normal weight" is defined as BMI > or = 18.5, but less… CONTINUE READING
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