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Series: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume: 37
Published: 12 August 2010
10.1159/000319992
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9522-3
... Abstract Although obesity in young people is a risk factor for morbidity and mortality, the effect of obesity in the elderly is much more complex. For example, the body weight associated with maximal survival increases with increasing age. Even more striking is the ‘obesity paradox...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 151
Published: 17 August 2006
10.1159/000095319
EISBN: 978-3-318-01384-9
... dialysis patients have yielded mixed results.A similar obesity paradox has been described in patients with chronic heart failure as well as in20 million members of other distinct medically ‘at risk’ populations in the USA. Possiblecauses of the reverse epidemiology of obesity include: (1) time...
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Series: Contributions to Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume: 18
Published: 09 August 1991
10.1159/000418452
EISBN: 978-3-318-03241-3
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