Obesity, Vol. 8: The Obesity Survival Paradox by Emeline FortObesity, Vol. 8: The Obesity Survival Paradox by Emeline Fort

Obesity, Vol. 8: The Obesity Survival Paradox

byEmeline Fort

Paperback | October 12, 2010

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Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Body mass index (BMI), a measurement which compares weight and height, defines people as overweight (pre-obese) when their BMI is between 25 kg/m2 and 30 kg/m2, and obese when it is greater than 30 kg/m2.
The book is about reverse epidemiology, a term for a medical hypothesis which holds that obesity and high cholesterol may, counter intuitively, be protective and associated with greater survival in certain groups of people, such as very elderly individuals or those with certain chronic diseases. It postulates that normal to low body mass index or normal values of cholesterol may be detrimental and associated with higher mortality in asymptomatic people.

This book was created and put into distribution by a team of dedicated editors using open source and proprietary publishing tools. One of the advantages to the way we publish books is that our content is up to date and written by dedicated subject matter experts from all over the world. By adding a layer of screening and curatorial attention to this material, we are able to offer a book that is relevant, informative and unique.
Title:Obesity, Vol. 8: The Obesity Survival ParadoxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 7.44 × 9.69 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:6 Degrees booksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1240059604

ISBN - 13:9781240059607

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