Letters

Prognosis in obesity: Author's reply

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7514.453 (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:453
  1. M E J Lean, professor (lean@clinmed.gla.ac.uk)
  1. Division of Developmental Medicine, Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER

    EDITOR—In principle it is correct to consider whether advice to younger people is appropriate to older people. With regard to obesity, the evidence on intentional weight loss is scanty and mainly based on self reports. Our study of intentional (at least intended) and measured weight loss among older patients with type 2 diabetes (mean age 64) followed up as a cohort until death, showed a strong positive association with …

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