Relationship between BMI and all-cause mortality in Japan: NIPPON DATA80.

  title={Relationship between BMI and all-cause mortality in Japan: NIPPON DATA80.},
  author={Atsushi Hozawa and Tomonori Okamura and Izumi Oki and Yoshitaka Murakami and Takashi Kadowaki and Koshi Nakamura and Naomi Miyamatsu and Takehito Hayakawa and Yoshikuni Kita and Yosikazu Nakamura and Yasuyuki Nakamura and Robert D. Abbott and Akira Okayama and Hirotsugu Ueshima},
  volume={16 7},
As body composition in Asian populations is largely different from Western populations, a healthy BMI could also differ between the two populations. Thus, further study is needed to determine whether a healthy BMI in Asians should be lower than Western populations, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). We investigated the relationship between BMI and mortality in a sample of 8,924 Japanese men and women without stroke or heart disease. During 19 years of follow-up, 1,718 deaths… CONTINUE READING

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