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Body-mass index and all-1 cause mortality: Individual-participant-data meta-analysis of 239 prospective studies in four continents

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Background: Overweight and obesity are increasing worldwide. To help assess their relevance to mortality in different populations we conducted individual-participant-data meta-analyses of the prospective studies of body mass index (BMI), limiting confounding and reverse causality by restricting analyses to never-smokers and excluding prior disease and the first 5 years of follow- up. Methods: Of 10,625,411 participants in Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30175-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Women's and Reproductive Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Women's and Reproductive Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
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Lancet Journal website
Volume:
388
Issue:
10046
Pages:
776-786
Publication date:
2016-07-13
Acceptance date:
2016-04-01
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
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616637
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pubs:616637
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uuid:e5e3b775-c5c6-4c14-8b23-0fede9c743b6
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pubs:616637
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2016-04-20

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