Body weight and the prevalence of chronic diseases.

@article{Negri1988BodyWA,
  title={Body weight and the prevalence of chronic diseases.},
  author={Eva Negri and Rosaria Pagano and Adriano Decarli and Carlo la Vecchia},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={1988},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={
          24-9
        }
}
  • Eva Negri, Rosaria Pagano, +1 author Carlo la Vecchia
  • Published in
    Journal of epidemiology and…
    1988
  • Medicine
  • The relation between body mass index and prevalence of 17 chronic diseases or groups of diseases was analysed using data from the 1983 Italian National Health Survey, based on a sample of 72,284 individuals aged 15 or over randomly selected within strata of geographical area, size of place of residence and of household in order to be representative of the whole Italian population. The prevalence of diabetes was directly and strongly related to body weight (age-adjusted relative risk estimates… CONTINUE READING

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