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Overweight and Class I Obesity Are Associated with Lower 10-Year Risk of Mortality in Brazilian Older Adults: The Bambuí Cohort Study of Ageing

By Beleigoli Alline M., Boersma Eric, Diniz Maria de Fátima H., Lima-Costa Maria Fernanda and Ribeiro Antonio L.


o investigate the relationship between overweight/ obesity and mortality in an elderly Brazilian population. (23.8–25.9%) had the lowest absolute rates of death at 10-years follow-up. The association between WC and death was not significant, except after adjusting WC for BMI levels, when the relationship turned into marginally positive (HR 1.01; CI 95% 1.00–1.02).The usual BMI and WC cut-off points should not be used to guide public health and clinical weight control interventions in elderly in Brazil

Publisher: Public Library of Science
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052111
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