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News Archive for October 2010

The relationship between body size and mortality in the Scottish population

Oct 11, 2010

New study finds that individuals identified as obese using body mass index are only associated with an increased risk of death if they are well over the recognised obesity threshold. Two other measurements of body size, waist circumference and waist-hip ratio, may provide a better reflection of the mortality risks of obesity.

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