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dc.titleObesity paradox' misunderstands the biology of optimal weight throughout the life cycle
dc.contributor.authorDixon, J.B.
dc.contributor.authorEgger, G.J.
dc.contributor.authorFinkelstein, E.A.
dc.contributor.authorKral, J.G.
dc.contributor.authorLambert, G.W.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-01T10:28:24Z
dc.date.available2016-06-01T10:28:24Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-10
dc.identifier.citationDixon, J.B., Egger, G.J., Finkelstein, E.A., Kral, J.G., Lambert, G.W. (2015-01-10). Obesity paradox' misunderstands the biology of optimal weight throughout the life cycle. International Journal of Obesity 39 (1) : 82-84. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.59
dc.identifier.issn03070565
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124757
dc.description.abstractThe 'obesity paradox' refers to observations that run counter to the thesis that normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9 kg/m2) provides the lowest mortality and higher weight is associated with greater mortality. We argue that the weight of lowest mortality is influenced by aging and chronic disease, with mortality advantage extending into the overweight and even class I obese ranges under some circumstances. A focus on quality nutrition, physical activity, fitness, and maintaining function in these weight ranges may be preferable to a focus on intentional weight loss, which has uncertain effects. The 'obesity paradox' is no 'paradox' if one defines and interprets 'ideal' weight appropriately.International Journal of Obesity advance online publication, 20 May 2014; doi:10.1038/ijo.2014.59.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDUKE-NUS GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL S'PORE
dc.description.doi10.1038/ijo.2014.59
dc.description.sourcetitleInternational Journal of Obesity
dc.description.volume39
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page82-84
dc.description.codenIJOBD
dc.identifier.isiut000347394000013
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