The relationship between body mass index prior to old age and disability in old age

@article{Backholer2012TheRB,
  title={The relationship between body mass index prior to old age and disability in old age},
  author={Kathrin Backholer and Kumar Pasupathi and Esther Wong and Allison Hodge and Chris Stevenson and Anna Peeters},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={1180-1186}
}
Objectives:To analyse the relationship between body mass index (BMI) in middle-age and disability status in old-age using data from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS).Methods:A total of 41 514 participants enroled in the MCCS between 1990–1994. Height and weight were measured at baseline and disability, defined as limitations to self-care activities of daily living (ADLs) and self-care plus mobility activities, was identified at follow-up (2003–2007). In all, 6300 participants were… CONTINUE READING