Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What is the association between body mass index (BMI) and mortality?
Bottom-Line:
Normal (20-25) to overweight (25-30) BMI carry the lowest risk of mortality^ with -25 appearing lowest (in elderly -27.5). Mortality increases when BMI is below “low-normal” (BMI <20) and obese (BMI ≥30)^ more at the extremes.


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Publication Date: 2015-5-11
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 14:12:49