Mortality, health outcomes, and body mass index in the overweight range: a science advisory from the American Heart Association.


Health hazards of obesity have been recognized for centuries, appearing, for example, in writings attributed to Hippocrates. From the later decades of the 20th century through the present, there have been numerous epidemiological studies of the relationship between excess weight and the total, or all-cause, mortality rate,1 a critical cumulative measure of… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.192574


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