Obesity and mortality: Are the risks declining? Evidence from multiple prospective studies in the United States

T. Mehta, K. R. Fontaine, S. W. Keith, S. S. Bangalore, G. de los Campos, A. Bartolucci, N. M. Pajewski, D. B. Allison

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Abstract

We evaluated whether the obesity-associated years of life lost (YLL) have decreased over calendar time. We implemented a meta-analysis including only studies with two or more serial body mass index (BMI) assessments at different calendar years. For each BMI category (normal weight: BMI 18.5 to 60, YLL for grade 1 obesity decreased by 1.02 years (P60, YLL for grade 1 obesity decreased by 3.98 years (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-629
Number of pages11
JournalObesity Reviews
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Length of follow-up
  • Maturation
  • Recency
  • Study-level variation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medicine(all)

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Mehta, T., Fontaine, K. R., Keith, S. W., Bangalore, S. S., de los Campos, G., Bartolucci, A., Pajewski, N. M., & Allison, D. B. (2014). Obesity and mortality: Are the risks declining? Evidence from multiple prospective studies in the United States. Obesity Reviews, 15(8), 619-629. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12191