Is obesity a risk factor for cirrhosis-related death or hospitalization? A population-based cohort study.

@article{Ioannou2003IsOA,
  title={Is obesity a risk factor for cirrhosis-related death or hospitalization? A population-based cohort study.},
  author={George N. Ioannou and Noel S Weiss and Kris V. Kowdley and Jason A. Dominitz},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={125 4},
  pages={1053-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Our aim was to determine whether increased body mass index (BMI) in the general population is associated with cirrhosis-related death or hospitalization. METHODS Participants included 11,465 persons aged 25-74 years without evidence of cirrhosis at entry into the study, or during the first 5 years of follow-up, who subsequently were followed-up for a mean of 12.9 years. The BMI was used to categorize participants into normal-weight (BMI < 25 kg/m(2), N = 5752), overweight… CONTINUE READING