Mortality in Micronesian Nauruans and Melanesian and Indian Fijians is not associated with obesity.


The association of obesity with mortality was investigated in population-based samples of Micronesian Nauruans (n = 1,400), Melanesian Fijians (n = 1,279), and Indian Fijians (n = 1,182), over 10 years from 1982 in Nauru, and 11 years from 1980 in Fiji. At the end of follow-up, vital status was known for all Nauruans and all but 3.5% of Fijians. Mortality… (More)


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