Obesity and mortality: are the risks declining? Evidence from multiple prospective studies in the United States.

@article{Mehta2014ObesityAM,
  title={Obesity and mortality: are the risks declining? Evidence from multiple prospective studies in the United States.},
  author={Tapan Mehta and Kevin R Fontaine and Scott W. Keith and Srihari S. Bangalore and G de los Campos and Alison Bartolucci and Nicholas M. Pajewski and David B. Allison},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={619-29}
}
We evaluated whether the obesity-associated years of life lost (YLL) have decreased over calendar time. We implemented a meta-analysis including only studies with two or more serial body mass index (BMI) assessments at different calendar years. For each BMI category (normal weight: BMI 18.5 to <25 [reference]; overweight: BMI 25 to <30; grade 1 obesity: BMI 30 to <35; and grade 2-3 obesity: BMI ≥ 35), we estimated the YLL change between 1970 and 1990. Because of low sample sizes for African… CONTINUE READING

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