The relationship between body mass index prior to old age and disability in old age

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2012, 36, p. 1180-1186.

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Date of publication: September 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study analysed the relationship between body mass index (BMI) in middle-age and disability status in old-age using data from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS). A graded relationship was observed between BMI and disability in males and females across the range of participants. This study highlights the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight in middle age in order to reduce the risk of disability in old age.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 

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