Modification of the relationship between the Quetelet index and mortality by weight-loss history among older women

Authors:Rumpel, C., Harris, T. B. and Madans, J.
"Follow-up Study for white women aged 65 to 74 years at baseline. There was a U-shaped curve relating the Quetelet index categories to total mortality, with increased risk for both lean and heavy women. However, the increased risk to lean subjects occurred only among those who had lost more than 8.55% from their reported lifetime maximum weight."