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People whose maximum BMI was 35 or more (obese II) were 73% more likely to die over 12 years
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People whose maximum body mass index (BMI) over 16 years was in the obese II range (BMI of 35 or more) were 73% more likely to die than people whose maximum BMI was in the normal range (BMI of 18.5–24.9) during an average follow-up of 12 years according to data from the Nurses’ Health Study I and II and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study which included 225,072 men and women.
Yu E, Ley SH, Manson JE, Willett W, Satija A, Hu FB, and Stokes A. Weight History and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in Three Prospective Cohort Studies. Ann Intern Med, 2017 May 02; 166(9): 613-620.
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Andrew Stokes, PhD
Boston University School of Public Health
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Boston, MA 02118 USA
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