The Obesity Paradox and Weight Loss

Authors:Myers, J., Lata, K., Chowdhury, S., McAuley, P., Jain, N. and Froelicher, V.
"Weight loss was related to higher mortality and weight gain was related to lower mortality when compared with stable weight. The obesity paradox in our sample is explained in part by a combination of non-volitional weight loss related to occult disease and a protective effect of weight gain."