body mass index (BMI, weight in Kg/ square of height in m)
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
N Engl J Med. 2006 Aug 24;355(8):779-87. Epub 2006 Aug 22 Cohorts
IN obesity The Use of
body mass index (BMI, weight in Kg/ square of height in m)
As Etiologic risk factor
Is useful Than
no comparison here
To predict risk of death, at 12 years: J-shaped association with the BMI, with lowest risk at BMI 23 to 25 and increase in underweight, overweight, and obese people.
N Engl J Med. 2006 Aug 24;355(8):763-78. Epub 2006 Aug 22 Cohorts
IN obesity The Use of
body mass index (BMI, weight in Kg/ square of height in m)
As Etiologic risk factor
Is useful Than
no comparison here
To predict risk of death, at 10 years: relative increasing of 20 to 40% with overweight, RR 2.0 to 3.0 in obese persons.
Ann Intern Med. 2003 Jan 7;138(1):24-32 Cohorts
IN obesity The Use of
body mass index (BMI, weight in Kg/ square of height in m)
As Prognostic Item
Is useful Than
no comparison
To predict increased risk of death and disease: forty year people lost 6 to 7 years of life expectancy because of obesity, magnitude similar to smoking.
Lancet. 2009 Mar 28;373(9669):1083-96 Systematic Review
IN obesity, malnutrition The Use of
body mass index (BMI, weight in Kg/ square of height in m)
As Prognostic Item
Is useful Than
No comparison here
To predict risk of years: J-shaped association, with lowest risk at BMI 22.5 to 25 and progressive increase in underweight and overweight people