Mortality and Optimal Body Mass Index in a Sample of the US Population

Authors:Durazo-Arvizu, R. A., McGee, D. L., Cooper, R. S., Liao, Y. and Luke, A.
"The resulting empirical findings from each of four race/sex groups, which are representative of the US population, demonstrate a wide range of BMIs consistent with minimum mortality and do not suggest that the optimal BMI is at the lower end of the distribution for any subgroup."