Disease and weight loss: a prospective study of middle-aged and older adults in Costa Rica and England

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dc.contributor.author Blue, Laura
dc.contributor.author Goldman, Noreen
dc.contributor.author Rosero-Bixby, Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-27T19:59:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-27T19:59:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 0036-3634
dc.identifier.uri http://biblioteca.ccp.ucr.ac.cr/handle/123456789/812
dc.description.abstract This study tests whether disease predicts weight loss among middle-aged and older adults who participate in multiple waves of longitudinal, population based surveys. There are two major motivations for this research. First, previous studies find an association between weight loss and subsequent mortality in such longitudinal surveys.1-3 If disease does predict weight loss, this could explain the link between weight loss and mortality even though, for many individuals, mild to moderate weight loss is recommended to manage hypertension,4 diabetes,5 and other cardiovascular risk factors.6 Second, the relationship between disease and weight loss in population-based surveys is central to interpreting many epidemiological studies that analyze impacts of body weight on mortality risk.7 In those studies, body weight measures are typically assumed to reflect some combination of nutrition, fitness, and overall metabolic health. However, if weight also reflects disease processes, it is not straightforward to treat body weight as a causal exposure. Instead, body weight is both cause and effect of health outcomes. In short, the relationship between disease and weight loss matters for interpreting body weight and body mass index (BMI) intelligently in epidemiological research. es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.publisher Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública es_ES
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 3.0 Costa Rica *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/cr/ *
dc.subject Pérdida de peso es_ES
dc.subject Peso corporal es_ES
dc.subject Diabetes mellitus es_ES
dc.subject Enfermedades es_ES
dc.title Disease and weight loss: a prospective study of middle-aged and older adults in Costa Rica and England es_ES
dc.title.alternative Salud Pública de México, 57(4) es_ES
dc.type Article es_ES


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