Body mass index in middle age and health-related quality of life in older age: the Chicago heart association detection project in industry study.


BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity are associated with higher morbidity and shorter life expectancy, but the effect of body mass index (BMI) (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) ascertained during middle age on subsequent quality of life among older survivors is unknown. This study evaluates whether BMI in middle age… (More)


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