Does Weight History Predict Risk of Early Death?

by Adeline Dorcas on  November 17, 2018 at 2:20 PM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

A patient's weight history can help identify those at increased risk of dying, reports a new study.
Does Weight History Predict Risk of Early Death?
Does Weight History Predict Risk of Early Death?

Using data for nearly 6,200 people from the Framingham Heart Study, this study incorporated weight history to examine the association between obesity and risk of death because many studies typically rely on weight status at a single point in time.

A team of researchers found an association between maximum body mass index (BMI) over 24 years of weight history and risk of death, with increasing risk for obese individuals compared to those who were normal weight.

Maximum BMI in the normal-weight range was associated with the lowest risk of death, pointing to the importance of obesity prevention.

The authors of the study are Ching-Ti Liu, Ph.D., Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, and co-authors.

Source: Eurekalert

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
Advertisement

More News on:

Height and Weight-Kids 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive