The number of years lived with obesity and the risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality

September 12, 2011

Source: International Journal of Epidemiology, volume 40 issue 4, pp 985-996

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Date of publication: August 2011

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Over 5000 adults from the Framingham Cohort Study were followed up over a period of up to 48 years. There is a clear association between the duration of obesity and all-cause, cardiovascular, cancer and other-cause mortality risks. This should be taken into consideration when assessing likely mortality risks and rates.

Length of publication: 1 page (abstract)

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Acknowledgement: BBC News 23 August 2011


Fitness and fatness as mortality predictors in healthy older men

June 8, 2009

Source: Journals of Gerontology Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 2009, 64A (6) p. 695-699

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Date of publication: June, 2009

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to test the theory that high cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and high body mass index (BMI) are associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality and coronary heart disease among healthy older men. Data was used from participants of the Veterans Exercise Testing Study, to evaluate the interaction of their BMI and CRF.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Acknowledgement: Oxford Journals