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Waist measurement, not BMI, is stronger predictor of death risk, study finds

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2033 (Published 26 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2033
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

People with a normal body mass index (BMI) but a large waist circumference have worse long term survival than people who are overweight or obese but who do not carry their weight around the middle, a study has found. The finding, published in Annals of Internal Medicine,1 is consistent with previous research but is from a much larger sample of adults in the general population.

The study included 42 702 participants …

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