Background: Whether the association between body mass index (BMI) and all-cause mortality for older adults is the same as for younger adults is unclear.
Objective: The objective was to determine the association between BMI and all-cause mortality risk in adults ?65 y of age.
Design: A 2 stage random-effects meta-analysis was performed of studies published from 1990 to 2013 that reported the RRs of all-cause mortality for community-based adults aged ?65 y.
Results: Thirty-two studies met...
Authors: Jane Winter, Robert MacInnis, Naiyana Wattanapenpaiboon, Caryl Nowson