Krishnan Bhaskaran, lead author of the study and Associate Professor of Statistical Epidemiology, noted that his team found "important associations" between BMI and most causes of death.
"BMI is a key indicator of health." We know that BMI is linked to the risk of dying overall, but surprisingly little research has been conducted on the left to deaths of specific causes, "he said.
"BMI is determined by dividing a person's"
"BMI is determined by dividing a person's" weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters.
The BMI in the range of 21
BMI outside this range shows what a J-shaped association is, with nearly all causes of death, not the most prevalent diseases. This means BMIs both lower and higher than the optimal range to increased risk of morbidity.
The study, which analyzed data from 3.6 million people and 367,512 deaths, showed that obesity, or BMI of 30 or more, which linked to an increased prevalence of two major causes of death: heart disease and cancer.