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