Age and the impact of obesity on mortality

Wang, Zhiqiang (2014) Age and the impact of obesity on mortality. American Journal of Public Health, 104 4: e3-e3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301799

Author Wang, Zhiqiang
Title Age and the impact of obesity on mortality
Journal name American Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-0036
Publication date 2014-02-13
Year available 2014
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301799
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 104
Issue 4
Start page e3
End page e3
Total pages 1
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Public Health Association
Language eng
Formatted abstract
I read with interest the article by Masters et al. Consistent with their previous report and contradictory to the bulk of existing literature, they conclude that “obesity’s effect on mortality risk grows stronger with increasing age.” (p1898) Their Figure 2 shows a clear increasing trend of hazard ratios over age for all high body mass index (BMI; defined as weight in kilograms divided by height inmeters squared) categories. If valid, their findings could have significant public health implications for developing age-specific weight control guidelines.

In my view, however, their conclusions are not supported by data, specifically the data presented in their online supplemental Tables...
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Posted online on 13 Feb 2014.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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Created: Thu, 13 Feb 2014, 19:47:15 EST by Zhiqiang Wang on behalf of Medicine - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital