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Obesity Epidemiology$
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Frank Hu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195312911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.001.0001

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Obesity and Mortality

Obesity and Mortality

(p.216) 11 Obesity and Mortality
Obesity Epidemiology

Frank B. Hu

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by discussing methodological issues in analyses of obesity and mortality. It then reviews recent literature on obesity and mortality, paying special attention to body fat distribution, intentionality of weight loss, and the relative impact of fatness and fitness. Finally, it discusses the impact of obesity on years of life lost and life expectancy.

Keywords:   obesity research, body fat distribution, weight loss, fatness, fitness, life expectancy

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