Inverse relationship between body mass index and mortality in older nursing home residents: a meta-analysis of 19,538 elderly subjects.

@article{Veronese2015InverseRB,
  title={Inverse relationship between body mass index and mortality in older nursing home residents: a meta-analysis of 19,538 elderly subjects.},
  author={Nicola Veronese and Emanuele Cereda and Marco Solmi and Susan A. Fowler and Enzo Manzato and Stefania Maggi and Peter Manu and Eriko Abe and Kazunao Hayashi and Johane P Allard and Bianca Maria Arendt and Anne Marie Beck and Mark PC Chan and Y J P Audrey and W Lin and H-S Hsu and Chih-Che Lin and Rebecca Diekmann and Simcha Kimyagarov and Michelle Miller and Ian D Cameron and K H Pitk{\"a}l{\"a} and Jeff CK Lee and Jean Woo and Kuniyuki Nakamura and Dawn D. Smiley and Guillermo E Umpierrez and Mariangela Rondanelli and M{\"a}rtha Sund-Levander and Luzia Valentini and Karin Emmi Schindler and Johanna T{\"o}rm{\"a} and Stefano Volpato and Giovanni Zuliani and Maria Pik Wong and Kris Yuet Wan Lok and John M. Kane and Giuseppe Sergi and Christoph U Correll},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={1001-15}
}
Body mass index (BMI) and mortality in old adults from the general population have been related in a U-shaped or J-shaped curve. However, limited information is available for elderly nursing home populations, particularly about specific cause of death. A systematic PubMed/EMBASE/CINAHL/SCOPUS search until 31 May 2014 without language restrictions was conducted. As no published study reported mortality in standard BMI groups (<18.5, 18.5-24.9, 25-29.9, ≥30 kg/m(2)), the most adjusted hazard… CONTINUE READING
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