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Confounding is not the only bias influencing associations of adiposity with cardiovascular disease

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There has been much discussion in the epidemiological literature about the so-called “obesity paradox”, where being overweight or obese appears to be protective for mortality in studies including individuals with prior cardiovascular disease (CVD). These inferences are based on the J shaped associations observed between body-mass index (BMI) and mortality in such populations, but it has been argued that these are a result of biases (such as selection bias2) rather than obesity conferring a tr...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/eurheartj/ehy133

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health; Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
European Heart Journal Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
17
Pages:
1521–1522
Publication date:
2018-03-16
Acceptance date:
2018-02-23
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EISSN:
1522-9645
ISSN:
0195-668X
Pubs id:
pubs:826795
URN:
uri:f9c5e6f7-49b8-4ca9-b40a-3edec6d02f79
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uuid:f9c5e6f7-49b8-4ca9-b40a-3edec6d02f79
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pubs:826795

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