Risk of Mortality According to Body Mass Index and Body Composition Among Postmenopausal Women.

@article{Bea2015RiskOM,
  title={Risk of Mortality According to Body Mass Index and Body Composition Among Postmenopausal Women.},
  author={Jennifer W Bea and Cynthia A Thomson and Betsy C. Wertheim and Jennifer S. Nicholas and Kacey C Ernst and Chengcheng Hu and Rebecca D. Jackson and Jane A. Cauley and Cora E. Lewis and Bette Jane Caan and Denise J. Roe and Zhao Chen},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={182 7},
  pages={585-96}
}
Obesity, often defined as a body mass index (BMI; weight (kg)/height (m)(2)) of 30 or higher, has been associated with mortality, but age-related body composition changes can be masked by stable BMI. A subset of Women's Health Initiative participants (postmenopausal women aged 50-79 years) enrolled between 1993 and 1998 who had received dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scans for estimation of total body fat (TBF) and lean body mass (LBM) (n = 10,525) were followed for 13.6 (standard deviation… CONTINUE READING
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