Intention to Lose Weight, Weight Changes, and 18-y Mortality in Overweight Individuals without Co-Morbidities

@article{Srensen2005IntentionTL,
  title={Intention to Lose Weight, Weight Changes, and 18-y Mortality in Overweight Individuals without Co-Morbidities},
  author={Thorkild I. A. S\orensen and Aila M. Rissanen and Maarit Korkeila and Jaakko M Kaprio},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={103 - 114}
}
BACKGROUND Weight loss in the obese improves risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. However, several studies have shown inconsistent long-term effects of weight loss on mortality. We investigated the influence on mortality of intention to lose weight and subsequent weight changes among overweight individuals without known co-morbidities. METHODS AND FINDINGS In 1975, a cohort of individuals reported height, weight, and current attempts (defined as "intention") to lose weight… CONTINUE READING
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