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Body-mass index and cause-specific mortality in 900 000 adults: collaborative analyses of 57 prospective studies.

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BACKGROUND: 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 aimed to investigate these associations by sharing data from many studies. METHODS: Collaborative analyses were undertaken of baseline BMI versus mortality in 57 prospective studies with 894 576 participants, mostly in western Europe and North America (61% [n=541 452] male,...

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Whitlock, G More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
Sherliker, P More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
373
Issue:
9669
Pages:
1083-1096
Publication date:
2009-03-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:12e33737-407c-4ac4-bbe8-97b584d37106
Source identifiers:
16031
Local pid:
pubs:16031

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