General and abdominal adiposity and risk of death in Europe.

@article{Pischon2008GeneralAA,
  title={General and abdominal adiposity and risk of death in Europe.},
  author={Tobias Pischon and Heiner Boeing and Klaus Hoffmann and Manuela Bergmann and Matthias B. Schulze and Kim Overvad and Yvonne T van der Schouw and E. Spencer and Karel G. M. Moons and Anne Tj{\o}nneland and Jytte Halkjaer and Morten Krogh Jensen and Jakob Stegger and Francoise Clavel-Chapelon and M.-C. Boutron-Ruault and V{\'e}ronique Chaj{\`e}s and Jakob Linseisen and R Kaaks and Antonia Trichopoulou and Dimitrious Trichopoulos and Christina Bamia and S Sieri and Domenico Palli and Rosario Tumino and P. Vineis and Salvatore Panico and Petra H. M. Peeters and Anne M May and H. B. Bueno-de-Mesquita and Fr{\"a}nzel J. B. van Duijnhoven and Goran Hallmans and Lars Weinehall and Jonas Manjer and Bo Hedblad and Eiliv Lund and A. Lo´pez Agudo and L. Blanco Arriola and Aurelio Barricarte and Carmen Navarro and Caridad Martinez and José Ramón Quirós and Timothy J Key and Sheila Bingham and K. T. Khaw and Paolo Boffetta and Mazda Jenab and Pietro Ferrari and Elio Riboli},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={359 20},
  pages={
          2105-20
        }
}
  • Tobias Pischon, Heiner Boeing, +45 authors Elio Riboli
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • BACKGROUND Previous studies have relied predominantly on the body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) to assess the association of adiposity with the risk of death, but few have examined whether the distribution of body fat contributes to the prediction of death. METHODS We examined the association of BMI, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio with the risk of death among 359,387 participants from nine countries in the European… CONTINUE READING

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