Body Weight and Mortality among Women


Authors:Manson, JA E., Willet, WC, Stampfer, M. J., Colditz, G. A., Hunger, D. J., Hankinson, S. E., Hennekens, C. H. and Speizer, FE
The true message of the report is that there was no substantial elevation in mortality unless the body-mass index was over 27. Since this was the case, any trend toward increased mortality due to coronary heart disease or cancer in women who were even “mildly overweight” must have been matched by an equal trend toward increased mortality due to unknown causes in the very thin. [response to results: MH Lipkowitz}