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Overweight doctors have increased mortality

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39160.651157.BD (Published 22 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:607
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Being overweight, as well as being obese, increases risk of death, according to a long term follow-up study of nearly 100 000 male doctors (International Journal of Obesity 2007 Mar 6, doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803564).

    The prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol was also greater in heavier doctors, the study showed. The authors, from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, said, “We found a consistent linear association between higher body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of mortality after accounting for several potential sources of bias, even among those within …

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