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General and abdominal adiposity and risk of death in Europe

Item Type:Article
Title:General and abdominal adiposity and risk of death in Europe
Creators Name:Pischon, T. and Boeing, H. and Hoffmann, K. and Bergmann, M. and Schulze, M.B. and Overvad, K. and van der Schouw, Y.T. and Spencer, E. and Moons, K.G. and Tjonneland, A. and Halkjaer, J. and Jensen, M.K. and Stegger, J. and Clavel-Chapelon, F. and Boutron-Ruault, M.C. and Chajes, V. and Linseisen, J. and Kaaks, R. and Trichopoulou, A. and Trichopoulos, D. and Bamia, C. and Sieri, S. and Palli, D. and Tumino, R. and Vineis, P. and Panico, S. and Peeters, P.H. and May, A.M. and Bueno-de-Mesquita, H.B. and van Duijnhoven, F.J. and Hallmans, G. and Weinehall, L. and Manjer, J. and Hedblad, B. and Lund, E. and Agudo, A. and Arriola, L. and Barricarte, A. and Navarro, C. and Martinez, C. and Quiros, J.R. and Key, T. and Bingham, S. and Khaw, K.T. and Boffetta, P. and Jenab, M. and Ferrari, P. and Riboli, E.
Abstract:Previous studies have relied predominantly on the body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) to assess the association of adiposity with the risk of death, but few have examined whether the distribution of body fat contributes to the prediction of death.
Keywords:Abdomen, Adiposity, Alcohol Drinking, Body Height, Body Mass Index, Europe, Exercise, Mortality, Obesity, Proportional Hazards Models, Risk, Smoking, Waist Circumference, Waist-Hip Ratio
Source:New England Journal of Medicine
ISSN:0028-4793
Publisher:Massachusetts Medical Society (U.S.A.)
Volume:359
Number:20
Page Range:2105-2120
Date:13 November 2008
Additional Information:Erratum in: N Engl J Med 2010; 362:2433.
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa0801891
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