Self-reported general health and Body Mass Index: a U-shaped relationship?

  title={Self-reported general health and Body Mass Index: a U-shaped relationship?},
  author={Paul D Norman and L Fraser},
  journal={Public health},
  volume={127 10},
OBJECTIVES A sizable literature demonstrates an increased likelihood of self-reported poor health with increasing Body Mass Index (BMI). A U-shaped relationship between BMI and health is evident in research but it is not believed that the health of people who are underweight gets the attention it deserves. The relationship between BMI categories and poor general health including those persons who are underweight has been investigated. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS Data were… CONTINUE READING