STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relation between body mass index and mortality in an unusually slim cohort. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: About 11,000 non-meat eaters and their meat eating friends and relatives, with a median age of 33 years were recruited between 1980 and 1984. More than 20% of the cohort had a self reported BMI below 20 kg/m(2) at recruitment. There were 195,000 person years of observation after a mean of 18.0 years of follow u...Expand abstract
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Relation between body mass index and mortality in an unusually slim cohort.
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