BMI and mortality

This is a major review of a very important topic and the mortality and morbidity associated with obesity. The main associations of body-mass index (BMI) with overall and cause-specific mortality can best be assessed by long-term prospective follow-up of large numbers of people. The Prospective Studies Collaboration examined these associations by sharing data from many…

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BMI and undernutrition in the older subjects.

In recent years there has been a proliferation of nutrition screening tools but under nutrition remains prevalent amongst older subjects. Screening tools commonly include BM1 as the widely-accepted ‘gold standard’ indicator of malnutrition. Whilst BM1 may be an appropriate tool for population studies when it can be measured accurately in research conditions, the use of…

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